USF

Nowell, Diaz Honored in 25 Under 25 Program

May 08, 2012
By  USF

By TOM ZEBOLD

USF Senior Writer

TAMPA - Some of USF's stars on the diamond are destined for bright futures in the business world.

Softball's Alexis Nowell and baseball's Anthony Diaz are a part of this school year's 25 Under 25 program that recognizes standout undergraduate students in USF's College of Business. To be eligible for the honor an individual has to be less than 25 years old and have excelled in at least two of the following four areas: scholarship, professional development, leadership, and community/campus service.

Nowell and Diaz are in the program one year after former USF football offensive lineman Chaz Hine was honored.

"It's definitely important that school comes first because that's what you're here for is to get an education. It's nice to be rewarded for this," said Nowell, who was honored with the rest of this year's class at Busch Gardens on April 20.

Nowell, a general business major, served as an intern last summer at ING Direct in Delaware, where she conducted a research project on customer experience in mortgage processing. The recent graduate plans to go back to ING this summer after her career as a USF starting second baseman comes to a close in the postseason.

Diaz, a finance major, also has done well balancing school and sports. The redshirt sophomore outfielder (junior academically) is a two-time member of the All-Big East Academic Team and has been on the dean's list multiple times.

Learn more about the 25 Under 25 recognition program here.

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