Graduates Among Us!!

Graduation is a time to celebrate the the hard work students have put in for years preparing themselves for what comes next in their life.  It may be starting a new career, it may be furthering education to a more specialized area, or it may be time to travel the world and learn through experiences.  We have several people from Norcal about to take part in their celebration this coming weekend at Chico State University.  No matter which direction you all decide to go after you receive your degree, go with grace, go with style and know that you have the support of your Norcal family behind you 100%.

Below are a few of our members that will be graduating and a little bit about them.  If you are graduating this weekend and I missed you, I am so very sorry…PLEASE leave your name and a bit about you in the comments section.

Congratulations to you all!

 

Katie DeLuca

Major: Kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching

Post Grad Plans: Spending two weeks in Hawaii with her family, then traveling through Thailand for 6 months with Glen!!  She’ll be training, sleeping, tanning, reading and eating! :) 

 

 

 

 

Katie Morrison

Major: Exercise Physiology

Post Grad Plans:  Heading to Europe with some friends for a couple of weeks. Relaxing for the summer.  Then hopefully starting nursing school at Samuel Merritt in the bay area.

A little note from Katie:

I’m really going to miss Chico but especially the gym… :( you guys have all been amazing! The training is like nothing I’ve experienced and the community is priceless! I can’t thank everyone enough for allowing me into the community and making me feel at home. I will truly miss you all! 

 

 

 

 

Jacki Strand

 

Major: Animal science with an emphasis in livestock nutrition

Post Grad Plans: After graduation she is planning on attending graduate school in either Fresno or Cal Poly Pomona.  In her year off between school craziness she will spend my time doing rodeo queen activities (she’s running for Miss Folsom Pro Rodeo this June!), and planning the upcoming wedding, which is next July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Chapman

Major: Construction Management

Post Graduation Plans: To be a deputy in the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department or Construction Project Engineer (currently deciding which direction to take).  Until then, he plans on being in Chico for most of the summer and spending a lot of time at the gym.It all depends on where the work takes him.

 



Written by Jenny

Jenny LaBaw has been an athlete her entire life. As a 3-sport collegiate athlete, she competed in soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field. Post college she found her need for competition fulfilled through endurance running races anywhere from 5K’s to marathons. Her competitive drive led her to CrossFit in 2010 where she started training to compete at the elite level. In 2011, her first year competing in CrossFit, Jenny placed 2nd at the Northern California Regionals earning herself a spot to The 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games where she gained the title as the 6th Fittest Woman on Earth. In 2012 she improved her regional standings, taking 1st in Northern California and once again a spot to The Reebok CrossFit Games. Injury took her out of the 2013 season, but is working hard at returning to the Reebok CrossFit Games in 2014. Although, she enjoys competing, Jenny's true love is being outdoors mountain biking, hiking, waterskiing, snow skiing, camping and more with her boyfriend, Marcus and two yellow labs, Ziggy and Pogo. With her love for sport and exercise, Jenny chose a career as a personal trainer so she could share her passion of health and fitness with others. Attending Cornell College, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Fitness and Wellness. Prior to Norcal, she has trained in gyms, private training studios, and coached soccer. Her 10+ years of coaching experience has allowed her to work directly with a wide variety of people from children trying to discover their coordination to adults wanting to shed a few pounds to professional athletes looking to be the best in the world. No matter what walk of life you are coming to her from, her mission is to make you realize your potential and help get you there. She will prove to you that you can be stronger, more fit, and healthier than you think you can be. With her inspiration, motivation and dedication, she will challenge your body, encourage your mind, and help you to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Jenny will help you be your best!

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1 Comment

  1. Matt H

    Congrats everyone, job well done!

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