Cerro Coso Community College

Boske Named to Academic All-State

Taylor Boske

"Accomplishing your goals and being happy," is the definition of success for Cerro Coso student Taylor Boske, who knows how to succeed at the goals she sets for herself.

The California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association recently named the sophomore shooting guard to the California Academic All-State team in recognition of her academic achievement. One of five women basketball players in California to receive this honor, Taylor holds a 3.89 GPA at the College and will play in the Sophomore Showcase at the Final Four Tournament in Sacramento next month.

Named Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Offense in the 2011-2012 Season, Taylor led the conference in scoring by more than 18 points per game and made the Foothill Conference All-Conference First Team for the last two years winning a 3 point contest last year.

"Basketball motivates me to stay on top of my studies, get good grades, and keeps me physically fit," said Taylor.

Born and raised in Ridgecrest, Taylor is the oldest of three girls. Not quite ready to move away from the love and support of her family after high school, she now feels prepared to transfer to a four-year college after graduating from Cerro Coso in May with a degree in Liberal Arts.

Taylor has already been accepted to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and San Francisco State University and is anxiously waiting to hear from other California Universities.

"I feel fortunate to have been able to play basketball and get my college education off to a good start locally at Cerro Coso Community College," she said.

Taylor's goal is to major in Kinesiology and become an athletic trainer or physical therapist.

An athlete by nature, a scholar by choice! Cerro Coso congratulates Taylor Boske for her hard work and success!

For further information, please contact Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260

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