Friday, July 13, 2012

Five Named to NABC Honors Court

Once again, Caltech basketball players have been named to the NABC Honors Court. This year, five Beavers, all juniors, earned the honor. Ethan Boroson, Arjun Chandar, Christophe Kunesh, Alex Runkel, and Pan Wang each have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Besides the GPA cutoff, to qualify for Honors Court, student-athletes must be a junior or senior.

The five honorees, tied for the most of any NCAA school's one class, are the most since Eslinger's first season, when seven players qualified (five seniors and two juniors). There were no seniors on this year's team.

Caltech release:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tech Trails: Captains

Edwards (far left), Murphy (front), & Boroson (with ball)
Tech Trails tracks summer plans of Caltech basketball players -- from SURFs (summer undergraduate research fellowships) to related work in the fields of math, science, and engineering.

Caltech's captains are rising seniors who have been consistent starters and contributors for three years. Besides their great work on the court, Collin Murphy, Michael Edwards, and Ethan Boroson are all living on or near campus this summer as they continue to build their resumes.

Murphy and Edwards are interning at HoverState 2.0 in Encino. The computer science majors are getting hands-on experience in programming -- everything from developing and coding to design and quality testing.

In previous summers, they each have worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Boroson is involved with a SURF under Guillaume Blanquart. The mechanical engineer major is busy modeling turbulent variable density flows using computer simulations.

He interned at GLHN Architects and Engineers (Ariz.) the past two summers.

Murphy and Boroson are two of the Beavers top playmakers, often ranking high in the league in assists, steals, and rebounds. Edwards has amassed 1200 points in his career and has finished in the top 10 in SCIAC scoring each of his three seasons.