The National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) is proud to announce Mt. San Antonio College's Jason Harary its 2018-19 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award recipients sponsored by Relation Insurance Services.
Harary and Paige Moser of Iowa Western Community College - the female award winner - will be formally recognized as the NATYCAA Scholar-Athlete Award recipients at NATYCAA's Annual Convention, June 9-11, at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.
"The NATYCAA Scholar-Athlete awards are presented to student-athletes who have demonstrated their academic, athletic and leadership abilities while also serving their community," stated current NATYCAA President and Director of Athletics at Harper College, Doug Spiwak. "The nominees have all strived for excellence, and have volunteered their time to improve the lives of others. This year's recipients, Paige Moser and Jason Harary, have represented their institutions with distinction. We will be honored to celebrate their accomplishments at the Annual NATYCAA Awards banquet in June."
Harary's accolades in the classroom and the pool are exceptional. A Brea, California native, Harary boasts a cumulative gpa of 3.82 and has been named to the President's List three times as a business major. In the water, he currently holds multiple program records and is the defending California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) champion in the grueling 400-yard individual medley. At the 2018 CCCAA championship meet, Harary garnered nine All-American honors including five individual events and four relay races en route to being named the Mt. San Antonio Spring Student-Athlete of the Year. Out of the water, Harary volunteers through his church's Bread of Angels Program that helps feed the homeless and for Mt. San Antonio College's Swim Invite Series for high schoolers. At the conclusion of the academic year, Harary plans to transfer to Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI), where he will major in tourism, conventions and event management on an athletics scholarship.
"The prestigious NATYCCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award is a well-deserved honor for Jason Harary," stated Joe Jennum, dean & director of athletics in the kinesiology, athletics & dance division at Mt. San Antonio College. "He has excelled in the classroom, in the pool and in our community. He is a record-setting champion of our men's swimming team and embodies all that is great about student-athletes. We are proud of his accomplishments and congratulate all of the nominees for their outstanding contributions to their schools."
Nominations for the 2019-20 NATYCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards will become available March 2020 (tentative).
About NATYCAA: Now in its 31st year, NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletics administrators and membership open to all two-year institutions from throughout the country. NATYCAA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 54th year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.