On Tuesday, May 8, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced Duncan Tomlin'12 as the 2012 CIF/Farmers Boys Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Tomlin was selected from a pool of 235 other athletes representing more than 1,500 CIF member schools statewide. In addition to the title, Tomlin will receive a $5,000 award.
Tomlin has been a member of the cross country team for four years and on the track team the last three. He has also been a member of the surfing team and participated in the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Program and Foundation.
Since 1982, the scholarship award identifies student-athletes who excel in the classroom, athletics, and are strong contributors to their schools and communities. On Thursday, June 7, Tomlin will be honored at the State Capitol and Senate and Assembly Floors in Sacramento. Director of Athletics Dan Kuiper and Cross Country Head Coach Matt Schellenberg will be present at the ceremony.
Tomlin carries a 4.71 GPA and scored a 2320 on the SAT (2400 maximum) and has achieved numerous academic honors including AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Scholarship winner and membership in the Spanish Honor Society. He will enter Yale University in the fall, enrolled in the Directed Studies Program. He's looking forward to continuing his cross-country career at Yale, as well as his participation in Triathlon events.
Parker's Director of College Counseling Robert Hurley says, "What seems to matter most to Duncan is the opportunity to put his hard work and preparations on the line so as to give it added meaning. Any potential glory is always welcomed, but he recognizes its fleeting nature. The true prize, in his mind, is the satisfaction of putting his talents to the test and giving maximum effort. Duncan takes his endeavors seriously and he still manages to have a great time with each."