Ox­ford hoop­ster hon­ored with aca­demic award

The Covington News - - Sports - Staff Re­port

Justin Tien, a mem­ber of the Ox­ford Col­lege Class of 2011 and a ris­ing ju­nior at Emory Col­lege, has been des­ig­nated by the NJCAA as an Ath­lete of Dis­tinc­tion and win­ner of the as­so­ci­a­tion's Ex­em­plary Aca­demic Achieve­ment Award. He was a mem­ber of the Ox­ford Col­lege men’s bas­ket­ball team, av­er­ag­ing 3.4 points per game and shoot­ing 40 per­cent from the three-point range.

Tien, who is from Hills­bor­ough, N.J., was se­lected af­ter achiev­ing a 3.75 cu­mu­la­tive GPA. Con­tin­u­ing on to the Atlanta cam­pus and Emory Col­lege, he plans to pur­sue a dou­ble ma­jor in math­e­mat­ics and eco­nom­ics.

At Ox­ford he was a mem­ber of Al­pha Ep­silon Up­silon aca­demic honor so­ci­ety and was an Ox­ford Re­search Scholar in eco­nom­ics. He was also se­lected as a sup­ple­men­tary in­struc­tor in cal­cu­lus.

At the Ox­ford Col­lege ath­let­ics ban­quet held in spring 2011, Tien re­ceived the Ox­ford Ath­let­ics Dean’s Award, given to the stu­dent who best ex­em­pli­fies the ideal of a stu­dent-ath­lete through out­stand­ing aca­demic suc­cess.

In an ad­di­tional cat­e­gory, All-Aca­demic Team des­ig­na­tion, the Ox­ford Col­lege men’s bas­ket­ball team was sec­ond among all NJCAA bas­ket­ball teams with a 3.24 GPA, and the Ox­ford women's ten­nis team, cur­rent NJCAA Divi­sion III cham­pi­ons, was also named to the All-Aca­demic Team.

Rod­er­ick Stubbs, head coach for men’s bas­ket­ball, said, “I am very proud of both ac­com­plish­ments. Our stu­dent-ath­letes did very well in the class­room and de­serve to be rec­og­nized for their ef­forts.”

Justin Tien

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