Ballinger Selected as Merced College
Outstanding Student for the Month of February
Ryan Ballinger has been selected as the February Outstanding Student of
the Month at Merced College. Ballinger works extremely hard on the football
field as well as the classroom, notes his coach and instructor Anthony
Lewis. "He is a model athlete that coaches always try to promote"
Ballinger is from Mariposa and graduated eighth at Mariposa County High
School. He manages to maintain a 3.9 GPA while taking a full load of classes
and participating on the football team. Ryan's educational goals include
graduating from a four year school with his Bachelor of Arts and pursuing
his Master's degree. He is currently majoring in exercise science and
taking most of his general education requirements while at Merced College.
Upon transferring to a university he plans to focus on his major courses.
His goal is to become a Physical Therapist and hopes to return to Mariposa
Ballinger participates in Phi Theta Kappa, the Merced College honors society
and enjoys spending his time with friends. Ryan was recognized at the
February Board of Trustees Meeting with a certificate and parking permit
for the month.