Scholarship programs recognize top high school seniors

November 14, 2007

Arizona State University reminds high school seniors that in order to be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships for fall 2008, they must apply for admission to ASU by December 1, 2007.

ASU has a strong tradition of recognizing excellence in high school student performance through its Arizona and national scholarship programs. This fall, 583 National Merit Scholars and 291 National Hispanic Scholars are enrolled as undergraduate students at ASU, firmly maintaining ASU's position among the top schools in the nation for the enrollment of students recognized by these programs. Download Full Image

ASU welcomed more than 1,800 President and Provost Scholars from Arizona to the fall freshman class, a 12% increase from the prior year. The President and Provost Scholarships recognize the highest levels of performance in high school among Arizona students.

“We have found that top high school students are seeking out the high caliber that our academic programs in partnership with the Barrett honors experience can provide,” says Missy Pizzo, assistant dean for Undergraduate Admissions. “They also want the energy and vast opportunities that only a university like ASU can offer."

“ASU was the best choice for me,” says Angel Lopez, sophomore biology major from Yuma, Arizona, who is studying on a President’s Scholarship and a Gates Millennium Scholarship. “There are so many friendly people here, always helping me be successful."

To apply, go to the Undergraduate">">Undergraduate Admissions application. To learn more about ASU's merit-based scholarships and about the process for National Scholarships such as National Merit, National Hispanic and National Achievement, see ASU's">">ASU's Scholarship site.

Krista Donnenwirth hits three home runs in day one of Fall Tournament

November 14, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Eight home runs, three from Krista"> Donnenwirth alone, and 47 runs scored was the final tally on the night as the Sun Devil Softball team kept their fall tournament season spotless, as they beat Central Arizona 6-1 and Chandler-GilbertCommunity College 23-0 and 18-0 to push their fall record to 15-0. The Sun Devils will hit the field again tomorrow with a 3 and 5 p.m. games against Central Arizona followed with a 7 p.m. nightcap Mesa Community College to wrap their fall season. 

Game one saw Katie">">... Burkhart blaze by the Central Arizona Vaqueras as she racked up 18 strikeouts in the game while allowing only two hits. For the offense Mindy">">Mindy Cowles went 1-for-2 on the night with two runs scored as she launched one of her two home runs on the night to lead ASU to a 6-1 win over the Vaqueras. Download Full Image

In their first meeting with the Gilbert-Chandler Community College Coyotes, Megan">">M... Elliott pitched a one-hit, eight strikeout complete game shutout to push her fall record to 5-0. The ASU offense ignited in the first and never stopped as they scored ten runs in the first inning and 13 through the rest of the game with Krista"> Donnenwirth leading the way going 3-for-4 with two home runs en route to their 23-0 win.

In the nightcap the Sun Devils faced the GC CC Coyotes again, this time with Mandy">">Mandy Urfer on the mound where she allowed only six hits with four strikeouts in the complete game shutout. The offense was again unstoppable with Donnewirth going 2-for-3 with another home run on the night to bring her total to three in two games. The star of the offense though was Clarissa"> Andorfer-Lopez, who went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs, to account for six runs in the 18-0 final score for the Sun Devils. 

The Sun Devils will hit the field again tomorrow as they wrap up their final fall tournament where they face Central Arizona at 3 and 5 p.m. followed with their final game at 7 p.m. versus Mesa CC. All games will be held at Farrington Stadium and admission is free.