Women's Swimming & Diving

Ian Man Wong Crowned NATYCCA Scholar Athlete of the Year

Ian Man Wong Crowned NATYCCA Scholar Athlete of the Year

NATYCAA Cup Press Release

by San Diego Mesa College Sports Information

San Diego Mesa College Swim and Dive team proudly announces that swimmer, Ian Man Wong has been selected as the 2015 Female National Scholar-Athlete.  Wong was selected by the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) against a pool consisting of all female community college student-athletes across the nation. The sophomore swimmer was honored at the National Athletic Directors Convention on June 15 in Orlando, Florida.  This award marks the first time a Mesa College Student-Athlete has won this National Award. 

The award was based on academic and athletic successes and community service involvement and Ian Man is stellar on all fronts.  As a student-athlete, she has completed 59 units with a 3.9 GPA while competing with the Mesa Swim team for the past two seasons.  As a freshman, Wong was crowned Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) Swimmer of the Year after winning three events (100 IM, 50 Breaststroke, 100 Breaststroke) in the conference finals.  Then at the State Championships, she competed in the same three events and finished 9th in the state in the 100 IM.  2015 was another successful conference run for Wong as she took first in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke and second in the 200 IM.  She qualified for the State Tournament at East Los Angeles College where she placed 7th in the 200 Breaststroke, 9th in the 100 Breaststroke and 16th in the 200 IM. 

Wong also believes in helping her community and school.  At Mesa she has served several different groups in a variety of roles including:

Director of Service in International Students Club      
Vice President in International Students Club        
Director of Public Relations in Chinese Culture Club      
Vice President in Chinese Culture Club        
Vice President of Fellowship in Phi Theta Kappy Honors Society  
Director of Events in Communication Studies Club      
Senator in Associated Students Government        
Team Captain, San Diego Mesa College Women's Swimming and Diving
She has also volunteered away from Mesa College at the following events:        
Coastal Habital Restoration by the San Diego River Foundation  
San Diego Mesa College Canyon Clean-up Day      
Our Daily Bread - Feeding the Homeless by San Diego Catholic Workers
AIDS Walk San Diego          
Kids Expo            
San Diego Indian Music and Dance Festival