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Colburn to Join Westmont Volleyball Team

June 20th, 2011

Ciena Colburn from Dos Pueblos High School has signed to play volleyball at Westmont starting this coming fall. The 6-1 Colburn started at middle blocker for the Chargers who won the Channel League championships.

“I am very excited about Ciena joining our team,” said Westmont head coach Jim Smoot. “She is a very versatile player who is able to play several positions and will help us solidify our attack.”

Colburn and the Chargers posted a perfect 8-0 league season this past season to claim the Channel League Championships. In addition to her high school experience, Colburn played for six years with the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club.

“I am excited to be going to Westmont and glad that I can play in college,” said Colburn. “I was injured and not sure if I would be able to continue playing. Volleyball is my passion and I am happy for the opportunity to play.”

Moore Honored as Cypress College Outstanding Alumnus

June 17th, 2011

Thirty-five years after graduating from Cypress College in Southern California, Westmont Men’s Basketball head coach John Moore returned to his alma mater as a guest of honor. At commencement ceremonies on May 26, Moore was recognized as the Cypress College 2011 Outstanding Alumnus.

“It is a huge honor because of what Cypress College has grown to mean to me,” said Moore. “It meant a great deal to me while I was there, but it has greatly surpassed the impressions I initially had coming out of Cypress. It is one of the finest community colleges in the state. They have a great deal of history with teachers who have stayed for a long period of time – which is like our community college here in Santa Barbara. ”

Moore’s introduction to Cypress College in 1974 was considerably less ceremonious.

“It was an ironic and strange beginning to my experience at Cypress,” said Moore. “I went to visit the coaching staff – Don Johnson and Jack Long – and I went only because my best friend from high school, Glen Myers was being recruited. I had already been away (from basketball) for a year and I was going to go to UCLA to finish my college education.