Tuesday, February 14, 2011 (Bronx, NY) - Khalid Yousef, a freshman standout on the Hostos basketball team, sported an outstanding 3.76 GPA in his first semester as a Caiman. A graduate of Robert F. Kennedy High School and a Queens native, Yousef places academics as his top priority at Hostos Community College. Goal-oriented and ambitious, Yousef has provided yet another strong example for his teammates and helped improve the team GPA to an impressive 2.55 this past fall. For this, Khalid earned an honorable mention at the CUNYAC / Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month this past December.
Head Coach Dr. Jody King could not be prouder of Yousef's efforts: "Khalid has been a bright surprise this season. His willingness to adapt to change, follow instructions, and be a consummate student-athlete are the reasons for his ultimate success at Hostos." In the month of December, Yousef played in six games, totaling 22 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and three steals.
On the floor he shot 7-for-18, and knocked down two of his four three pointers and shot 4-for-6 on the free throw line. Yousef continues to be a key element to Hostos' top standings in the NJCAA Region XV and the CUNY Athletic Conference.
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About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York system, was founded in 1968. Located in the South Bronx, the college currently serves nearly 7,000 students. In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in the fall of 1970 to the spring 2010 enrollment of nearly 7,000 students. The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.
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