Sanford Becomes 5th ASU Track & Field Olympic-Bound (#London2012)

ASU 400M Runner Named to Israeli Team


July 2012

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Haaretz News Article On Donald Sanford

Proud to Run for His Adopted Country

SUN DEVIL 2012 OLYMPIANS (as of July 2012)
Desiree Davila (marathon/USA)
Kelsey Campbell (wrestling/USA)
Zeke Jones (freestyle wrestling head coach/USA)
Alison Williamson (archery/Great Britain)
Amy LePeilbet (soccer/USA)
Riley McCormick (diving/Canada)
Gal Nevo (swimming/Israel)
Micky Benedetti (diving/Italy)
Rowie Webster (water polo/Australia)
Amy Hastings (track and field/USA)
Ryan Whiting (track and field/USA)
Kyle Alcorn (track and field/USA)
Eric Boateng (men’s basketball/Great Britain)
James Harden (men’s basketball/USA)
Ike Diogu (men’s basketball/Nigeria)
Donald Sanford (track and field/Israel)


TEMPE — Former Arizona State Univeristy track and field quarter-miler Donald Sanford was added to Israel’s Olympic delegation for the 2012 games after the exceptions committee ruled his recent achievements were at an extremely high level.

Point-zero-nine seconds separated Sanford and a medal at the European Championships in Helsinki last, where he placed fourth in the 400-meter dash in 45.91. His result caused the Israeli Olympic committee to add him to the delegation flying to London 2012. Continue reading


ASU Water Polo Honored as ACWPA Releases All-Academic Awards

9 Sun Devils Honored, 4 Earned ‘Outstanding’ Merits

July 11, 2012


TEMPE, ARIZ. – Nine members of the Arizona State University water polo team were honored as the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPA) released its annual All-Academic Awards, ACWPA Executive Director Larry Sanders announced on Wednesday afternoon.

The All-Academic awards are separated into three tiers based upon the overall GPA of student-athletes.  An `Outstanding’ merit level is granted to those with a GPA ranging from 3.71 to 4.00, a `Superior’ honor to those with a 3.41 to 3.70 GPA and an `Excellent’ rating to those with a GPA between 3.20 an 3.40.

Four Sun Devils were honored with an Outstanding Merit, led by sophomore goalkeeperIaneta Hutchinson.  Hutchinson, who hails from Auckland, New Zealand, remains perfect in the classroom with a 4.00 GPA in psychology.

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Valley Publication Sold, Pinal News Chain Grows

By Matt Lewis 

TUCSON, ARIZ. – The pool of media owners and entrepreneurs just got a little smaller. An East-Valley area publication, San Tan Valley Today, has transferred ownership recently. A sale, or merger, has combined Today Publications, the owner of San Tan Valley Today, and the Carnes family, owners of Copper Area News Publishing Company. The alternative news monthly print product and daily online website was sold by owner Stacy Deprey-Purper and others invested in the venture. The start-up publishing company was designed to cover an under-served area of San Tan Valley, an unincorporated area that lies smack dab on the dividing line between Pinal and Maricopa Counties.

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