February 4, 2012
Former Jesuit player Jay Flores earns top award at Chico State

Chico State senior point guard Jay Flores, a 2007 Jesuit graduate, has made the Capital One Academic All-West Region team for his excellence in the classroom and on the court.

Only athletes with cumulative GPAs of 3.30 or higher who have played in at least 75 percent of their team's games are eligible for Academic All-Region honors.

Flores, a business major, is now eligible for Academic All-America honors as well. That announcement will come on Feb. 22.

"This is such a huge honor, and no one deserves it more that Jay Flores," said Chico State coach Greg Clink in a press release. "Jay is the epitome of what it means to be a student athlete....His leadership on the court, in the classroom, on campus and in the community is inspiring."

Flores also has the Wildcats on the precipice of one of their best seasons ever. They're 16-5 overall and tied for first in the California Collegiate Athletic Association at 10-5 entering tonight's game against San Francisco State.

Flores leads the team in minutes played, steals and assists and is also averaging 9.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

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