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College Athlete of the Year: Isaac Vasquez

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Name: Isaac Vazquez

High School: Arcadia High School

Sports Competed In: Track and Field

Athletic Awards and Accomplishments:

Indoor

1st Place - Triple Jump (15.48m) WIAC Championships

1st Place - Long Jump (7.59m) WIAC Championships

1st Place - Triple Jump (15.63m) NCAA Championships

2nd Place - Long Jump (7.35m) NCAA Championships

Outdoor

2nd Place - Triple Jump (15.31m) WIAC Championships

1st Place - Long Jump (7.67m) WIAC Championships

2nd Place - Triple Jump (15.38m) NCAA Championships

1st Place - Long Jump (7.74m) NCAA Championships

Isaac was a captain on the 2013 UW-La Crosse Men's Track and Field team. Isaac was the indoor WIAC champion in the Long and Triple Jump. Isaac broke the conference meet record in both events. Isaac went 7.59m (24' 10 3/4") in the Long Jump and 15.48 (50' 9 1/2") in the Triple Jump to help the Eagles win their 12th straight indoor conference title. Isaac was named the Field performer of the WIAC conference meet. Isaac was the Indoor National Champion in the Triple Jump with a school record jump of 15.63 (51' 3 1/2") and he was 2nd place in the Long Jump with a jump of 7.35 (24' 1 1/4") to lead the Eagles to the NCAA Indoor Team title. Isaac was named the NCAA National Field athlete of the year as well as the Field performer of the NCAA championship meet. Isaac's marks in the Long Jump (7th) and the Triple Jump (4th) place him in the top 7 all-time in NCAA Division III history and he is the school record holder in the Triple Jump and #2 all time in UW-La Crosse history in the Long Jump indoors. Isaac was the WIAC champion outdoors in the Long Jump (7.67, 25' 2") and runner-up in the Triple Jump (15.31, 50' 2 3/4") while leading the Eagles to a 22nd consecutive WIAC outdoor conference championship. Isaac was again named the field performer of the WIAC meet. Isaac was the outdoor NCAA National Champion in the Long Jump (7.74, 25' 4 3/4") and runner up in the Triple Jump (15.38, 50' 5 1/2") and also anchored the 3rd place 4x100 meter relay to lead the Eagles to the Men's NCAA Outdoor Team title. Isaac was again named the NCAA National Field athlete of the year. Isaac's marks in the Long Jump (7th) and Triple Jump (11th) place him in the top 11 all-time in NCAA Division III history and he is #2 in UW-La Crosse history in both events. Isaac also hit an Olympic "B" standard in the Triple Jump and was 1 cm from the Olympic “B” standard in the Long Jump. Isaac was ranked in the top 24 in the United States in both events in 2013. For his career Isaac is a 4 time National Champion (2 Long Jump and 2 Triple Jump) and 16 time All-American.

Sports Idol: Jonathan Edwards

Favorite Sports Memory: Winning Indoor and Outdoor Nationals as a team (2013)

Future Plans: Graduate in May 2014. Move to Minneapolis and look for jobs as a web developer.

Favorite Quote: "So others may live." -US Coastguard Rescue Swimmer Motto


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