Two USC Athletes Are Finalists for Rhodes Scholarships

<p>Two USC student athletes have progressed to the finalist category for Rhodes Scholarships.
The final selections will take place after interviews in Colorado. This year the university has two finalists, one in football and another in track.</p>

<p>Brief Highlights....</p>

<p>Augusto Alonzo from Nebraska
ACT 36/36
Major is Biomedical Engineering. He is bilingual and active in Engineers without Borders. He led teams which are building a water treatment facilty in rural Honduras and acted as translator.
His favorite subject is honors physics.
GPA 3.93
Position is football linebacker.</p>

<p>Gary Woodburn from California
His major is history. He founded the non-profit organization called "Give Running". The group donates shoes to needy children in U.S. and abroad.
GPA 3.94
His sport is distance running on the track team.</p>

<p>Both of these finalists have other honors and accomplishments.</p>

<p>Rooting for Woodburn on this one! Both athletes great job, very impressive. Hope Gary makes SC proud! Distance runner myself so I know who this guy is, very bright no doubt. Either would be 100% worthy to win it!</p>

<p>The interviews which will determine the scholars elect will take place in Colorado Springs on Saturday, November 19th. The two finalists from SC will be competing in different regions</p>

<p>Last year there were 32 men and women selected for the scholarships out of the entire nation. The names were released on November 21, 2010.</p>