160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “When our department defines success, one important element of that success depends on the personal success of the athlete,” AVC athletic director Newton Chelette said in a statement. “We are really proud that our athletes are so successful in the classroom as well as on the field and court.” LANCASTER – Former Antelope Valley College track and field standout Krystal Quinn was named to the prestigious Pepsi Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and will receive an award based on academic and athletic performance and citizenship. Quinn, a Palmdale High alumna who now attends California State University, Northridge, competed in three state championships, winning the 2006 title in the 400-meter run, and placing fifth in the 2005 pole vault. She was a member of the 400 and 100 Foothill Conference champion relay teams in 2006, when she was named the conference’s women’s track athlete of the year. Quinn graduated magna cum laude from AVC with an associate’s degree in letters, arts and sciences with a 3.62 grade-point average. She’s AVC’s state-leading 26th scholar-athlete award recipient. At least one AVC athlete has received such honors each of the past six years, and all but two years since the program’s 1984 inception.
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