April Student-Athletes of the Month Announced

April Student-Athletes of the Month Announced

TUCSON, Ariz. – The student-athletes for the month of April 2024 have been announced by C.A.T.S. Academics and the honorees include Josh Baker (football), Cade Russo (Men’s Cross Country), Olivia Dillon (Women’s Track and Field) and Erin Tack (Women’s Basketball).

Athlete: Josh Baker
Year:  Senior
Sport: Football 
Hometown: Eureka, Mo
Josh Baker is pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences in Criminal Justice Studies Major at the University of Arizona. Throughout his time here, Josh has shown teamwork, leadership, friendship, passion and dedication, not only for his sport, but through his academic career as well. In Fall 2022 and Fall 2023 he was on the PAC-12 Academic Honor Roll.” – Academic Counselor Elle McAlister


Athlete: Cade Russo

Year: Junior

Sport: Men’s XC

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

“Cade is one of the most impressive students I’ve seen in my time as a counselor. He is the epitome of brains and brawn rolled into one remarkable individual. Excelling in challenging courses, Cade’s academic achievements are nothing short of impressive. Despite the demands of both athletics and academics, Cade has maintained a remarkable balance, effectively managing time and energy to excel in both the classroom and cross country. He has a relentless work ethic and sets the bar high for himself, and it is amazing to watch him achieve everything he puts his mind to.”  –Academic Counselor Jordon Smith


Athlete: Olivia Dillon

Year: Freshman

Sport: Women’s Track

Hometown: Queen Creek, Arizona

“Olivia has been an outstanding student-athlete since she got to campus. Academically she has excelled both fall and spring semester while pursuing a degree in Physiology & Medical Sciences with a Medical Sciences emphasis. On top of that already challenging degree, she added an optional Spanish minor because she wanted to learn even more! Oliva takes pride in her academics and is a very determined, self-motivated, and a very organized person academically. When it comes to her on the track team, during her second indoor track meet, she cleared the highest pole vault bar of any freshman since 2002! She is also doing very well in her first outdoor season. Oliva continues to shine on the track and in the classroom.” – Academic Counselor Kendrick Johnson

Athlete: Erin…

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