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Worth Sharing: Chico State Model UN Garners Outstanding Delegation Award

An academic building on a college campus flanked by trees
Jason Halley / University Photographer

The exterior stairwell of the Science Building (SCI) seen on Monday, February 28, 2022 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/Chico State)

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Awards and Activities

Student delegates from Chico State’s Model United Nations team had an impressive showing at the National Model UN competition in New York City. Representing the State of Kuwait, the Chico State delegation was recognized with an “Outstanding Delegation” award, while also bringing home five of a possible eight Outstanding Position Paper awards (only 10 percent of delegations win Outstanding Position Paper awards). These two top academic and conference awards easily place Chico State in the top 5 percent of all higher education institutions at the conference.

Senior athlete Nadia Torkman was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Track and Field Field Athlete of the Week. At the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific, Torkman set a personal best in the high jump at 1.68 meters (5-feet-6)—a NCAA Provisional Qualifying Mark which placed her at No. 6 on Chico State’s all-time Top 10 list.

Chico State pole vaulter Cristian Brady was named the CCAA Men’s Track and Field Field Athlete of the Week. At the Long Beach Invitational, Brady cleared 5.12 meters (16-feet-9.5) to break the nearly-40-year-old school record and becoming only the fifth NCAA Division II student-athlete to clear that height in 2022.

After a strong showing at the CCAA Championships, a trio of Chico State men’s golfers earned all-conference honors. Chris Colla and Dakota Ochoa were both named to the All-Conference team, which Tyler Ashman earned honorable mention honors.