The California Community College Athletic Association has been awarding standout athletes with the Student Athlete of the Month Award since 2006.
Of the 103 sports programs American River has only produced one award winner, sprinter Christina Hibbert in May of 2006.
Sophomore cross-country runner Will Reyes became the first male athlete at ARC to win the award.
Reyes won all three races he competed in during September. At the Fresno Invitational Sept. 7 he beat 183 runners, at the SoCal Preview Sept. 13 he faced 192 runners and finishing his month of dominance off at the Lou Vasquez Invitational Sept. 19 by running the best time of his career 19:48
“He’s super strong,” head coach Rick Anderson said. “He’s real quiet, he kind of keeps to himself but in a race he will run away.”
Not only did Reyes win each race he also set the pace for the team to claim first place in every meet.