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Jalen Crisler

School

Gonzaga

Position
Defender
Major
Business Administration
Jalen Crisler

Classroom

Jalen Crisler currently holds a 3.69 cumulative GPA and will be finishing his bachelor’s in business administration with concentrations in marketing and finance this fall. He has earned his way onto the dean’s list four times and president’s list three times. Throughout his career, Crisler has been named to the WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll List each year and received WCC All-Academic Team honors in 2016. He also was selected as a WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention honoree in 2015.

Character

As a senior team captain, Crisler consistently is encouraging, motivating and helping his teammates both on and off the field. He displays tremendous leadership in all that he does and possesses a tireless work ethic that sets the standard for the success of the Gonzaga program. Individually, Crisler strives to bring out the best in others and carries himself in a way that friends, peers and family respect and admire.

Community

Since his arrival at Gonzaga, Crisler has been involved in many community outreach activities, as well as being a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the past three years. He has helped build houses through Habitat for Humanity on several occasions, participated in events with Catholic Charities such as Trunk-or-Treat and food and clothing drives, and volunteered his time for Relay for Life in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. He is determined to make an impact on those around him and has been successful in getting his teammates more involved the past few years.

Competition

Crisler was selected to the preseason All-WCC Team this year and was named first-team All-WCC last year. He also was selected as an All-WCC Honorable Mention honoree in 2014. He was third on the team last season with 24 shots, sixth with seven points and fourth with three goals. As of the nomination deadline (Sept. 7) he had anchored a defense that had only allowed one goal in three matches with a .31 goals-against average (first in the conference and 18th in the nation). Crisler also had scored a goal and had an assist, showing his all-around ability from the center back position.