Northern Arizona University
NAU: A Community of DISTINCTION

These individuals are honored by others for their success in a wide array of fields. Through their sustained excellence in a variety of roles including teachers, athletes, service members, and researchers they prove they belong among the best the university has to offer.

Hard work, dedication, and self-belief are behind the success of NAU's champion shot put thrower Javier Villarreal. Fresh from winning the Big Sky Conference title and finishing the season in the nation's top 15 throwers, Villarreal is about to graduate with a degree in elementary education and stands poised to represent Mexico in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

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