Wednesday, March 28 will be a special day for Breanne Dubberke. That’s the day that the former Fresno City College volleyball standout will be honored with the women’s 2017 Scholar-Athlete Award by the California Community College Athletic Association. The award will be presented at the CCCAA’s annual Convention being held in Concord.
The Scholar Athlete Award is the highest student achievement honor awarded annually by the CCCAA. The winners are selected by the CCCAA Awards Committee from nominations made by community colleges throughout California. Candidates must have played for two seasons, have a minimum 3.5 GPA and show outstanding leadership as an athlete, student, or in other college and community activities.
Dubberke graduated from Fresno City College last spring with an associate in arts degree in biological sciences, with an emphasis in nutrition. A participant in the Leon S. Peters Honors program, she earned a perfect 4.0 and graduated with Highest Honors. Her career goal is to become a dietician. She currently works as a nutrition assistant at Madera Community Hospital.
Dubberke has an extensive list of volunteer activities, including teaching Sunday school and helping serve community dinners for her church. She also was a youth volleyball coach.
On the volleyball court, she was a defensive specialist who twice earned All-Central Valley Conference honors and was an all-state tournament selection as FCC won the 2016 CCCAA Championship. Her 448 digs that season were among the state leaders. Dubberke, a 2016 CCC Women’s Volleyball Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete, had 631 for her career.
“We are all extremely excited for Breanne and her achievements. She is one of the most gracious and kind hearted people you will meet. Her academic and volleyball success, stewardship, faith and positive outlook on life is what makes Breanne an outstanding recipient for this academic recognition,” said Kieran Roblee, FCC head volleyball coach.
The only other FCC athlete to receive this award was cross country runner Sean Young who received the Male Scholar Athlete of the year in 1994.
Apefai Taifane of West Hills College Coalinga is this year’s male scholar athlete of the year.
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