The United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association (USIBA) is proud to honor its student-athlete accomplishments both in and out of the ring.

GOLD:  GPA 3.8 – 4.0

Name School Major Hometown Comments
Cam Jain University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.S. in Biology (Pre-Med Track) Bloomington, Illinois Competing in college boxing has meant everything to me. It’s been something I can use to improve both my physical and mental health and has allowed me to meet so many amazing people. I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.
Garret Lane Western Colorado University B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting Bennett, Colorado Competing in college boxing gave me a healthy outlet outside of school and work that has been very useful during my education. I’m grateful for all the great people that I have met during my time as a collegiate boxer.
Henry "Mac" McFarland III University of Texas Rio Grande Valley M.S. in Kinesiology Harlingen, Texas Competing in collegiate boxing meant more than winning national titles, as it was a way I could show my kids you could be an athlete and still succeed in the classroom.
Jasckson Miller Virginia Military Institute B.A. in English Rockville, Maryland Boxing teaches me how to problem-solve under pressure, which is an invaluable skill that has helped me in a lot of other areas of my life.
Sarthak Navjivan Georgia Tech B.S. in Computer Science Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The success I enjoyed in the ring was backed by hours of hard-work and dedication, which taught me to embrace challenges with confidence. But my favorite part of college boxing was the journey of guiding my school’s brand new boxing club towards being one of the biggest and best clubs in USIBA over four years. Coaches and teammates became family, and the communities and memories we made will last lifetimes.
Aisha Ibrahim University of Michigan B.A. in Psychology Homewood, Illinois I found a great community filled with so many amazing people through boxing, and I have learned so many life-long skills and lessons from being a part of college boxing. My college experience wouldn’t have been the same without it
Noe Mendoza Jr. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley M.A. in Communications Weslaco, TX College Boxing has provided me the opportunity to expand my network with athletes and teams across the country. Being a student-athlete has built my leadership skills in the ring and in the academic setting. I am proud to be a part of the United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association and thankful for the unique sporting experiences provided to our athletes.

SILVER GPA: 3.60 – 3.79

Name School Major Hometown Comments
Valor Boyd Virginia Military Institute B.A. in International Studies Dallas, Texas The demands, challenges, and iterated trials of college boxing have propelled every facet of my development as an individual. Before even getting to the point of taking advantage of access to incredible opportunities I never would have seen without USIBA, I have had to increase my affinity for time management, capacity for personal discipline, continually develop my athleticism, increase mental and physical resilience, and generally strengthen my character in order to keep up with the greatly increased load on my person and already near maxed-out VMI schedule. For me, college boxing has meant an unparalleled boon in my ongoing pursuit of excellence.
Oliver Darfler University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.A. in Organizational Psycology Fort Lauderdale, Florida Boxing has been a way to discover myself, growing in self confidence and slowly becoming a leader. The intensity of the sport demands that you have discipline and consistency, while the team camaraderie within the club has made me consider my position as a role model for newer members.
Edgar Morales University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.S. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Cicero, Illinois Collegiate boxing has been the highlight of my undergraduate experience. Boxing has brought me so many great experiences and lifelong friends.
Reecan Juarez Vanderbilt University Ph.D in Chemical and Physical Biology Queens, New York College boxing exposed me to the diversity of people, especially practitioners, in the sport. As a female boxer, I feel so excited and empowered to meet other female competitors. With our academic and boxing knowledge, we can push boxing towards a more inclusive frontier.
Tianyuan Wu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.A. in Painting (Pre-Med Track) Lanzhou, China Through competing in college boxing, I grew a deeper understanding and respect for the sport. I had the opportunity to meet and work with so many inspiring individuals that I otherwise would not have encountered, and learned to have confidence in myself and my capabilities. Boxing became an escape from academics where I found a family, and a challenging yet rewarding outlet through which I could learn skills applicable to my other endeavors as I strengthened my physical and mental stamina.

BRONZE: 3.4 – 3.59

Name School Major Hometown Comments
Allen Zhao University of Michigan B.S. in Materials Science and Enginnering Novi, Michigan College boxing has largely made me the person I am today. As captain, VP, and this year’s team president, there are few things I am prouder of than watching the development of my teammates, both from a boxing perspective, and also from watching them grow as people. Competing has humbled me, inspired me, taught me to be mature, and taught me to be confident, and passing on these lessons to the younger members of my team has been the highlight of my college experience.
Christine Le Univeristy of California, Riverside B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) Riverside, California I remember my coach telling me I would be the first female to compete for our school and being the first at something sounded appealing. But as I started putting more time into running and tuning up my technique, I found myself amongst a supportive community of boxers with the same goals as me. Competing in college boxing became more than I initially thought, it became a lifestyle and positively transformed my mindset completely.
Genesis Green Univeristy of California, Riverside B.A. in Psychology Eastvale, California Personally, competing in boxing was about moving forward past all the fear, uncertainty, and the paralyzing urge to run away, to finally find out what kind of a person I truly am. I knew what most of the world thought of people like me, carried the weight that I would be the first official transwoman to fight in this organization, and that I would face a determined man with the imposing testosterone that I no longer had. Yet I remained resolved, fought with all the power I possessed, and I will forever know that I was never a coward, but a woman who will fight to the end, and stay standing.
Enrique Ojeda Univeristy of California, Riverside B.A. in Liguistics, B.A. in Education Hollister, California Boxing at USIBA and for the UCR boxing team has shown me the amount of discipline and heart you must have in order to compete in the sport of boxing.
Donovan Awrow University of Michigan B.S. in Civil Engineering Sterling Heights, Michigan Competing in college boxing has easily been one of my favorite college experiences. The sport has allowed me to push myself mentally and physically in ways I had never thought possible. The lessons I have learned in the ring will follow me for the rest of my life and I am incredibly thankful and blessed to have participated in the sport.