Malena Ponchione Named IVC Student Athlete of the Year

Malena Ponchione Named IVC Student Athlete of the Year

Malena Ponchione has been awarded the 2021-2022 Student Athlete of the Year. This award is given annually to the Imperial Valley College student athlete who has excelled the highest in the classroom, on the field and in the community. Coaches nominated their players and the Student Affairs Committee voted on the winner. 

Malena Ponchione is in her fourth semester at Imperial Valley College, her major is Kinesiology with an emphasis in Movement Science. She has completed 65 units and has maintained a grade point average of 4.0 since beginning her educational journey at IVC. Malena plans to continue her educational career at California State University San Marcos in hopes of earning her bachelor's and master's degree and become a Physical Therapist. Malena is part of the women's basketball team and was selected to the Academic All-State team for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) as well as the second team all Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC).