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Kevin Pangos

School

Gonzaga

Position
Guard
Major
Sport Management

Classroom

Kevin Pangos is a three-time member of the West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He is on track to graduate with a degree in sport management in four years. He carries a 3.18 grade-point average and has been above 3.0 each semester. Pangos’ career goal is to open a gym and be a personal trainer, which would fulfill his passion for giving back. Pangos has had many mentors in sports—coaches, teachers athletic trainers and advisors—who have helped him succeed, and he wants to give back to youngsters who dream of being able to play sports and have the same opportunities to be successful that he’s had.

Character

A natural-born leader, Kevin Pangos has served as a team captain at every level in basketball. The example he has set for teammates as the team captain has helped his teams be successful on the court and responsible off the court. During the 2013-14 season, Pangos battled through multiple injuries to his feet and ankles, but helped lead the team in scoring and earn a spot in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Pangos’ leadership begins with his focus on hard work and discipline both on and off the court. On the court, he’s played in all 104 games during his three years, making 103 consecutive starts. That’s a testament to the way he takes care of himself. During that span, the Zags have won 87 times against just 17 losses for a .837 winning percentage. Off of the court, he’s on track to graduate in four years and earn his bachelor’s degree with a GPA well above 3.0.

Community

Kevin Pangos was highly involved in the community through service work during the 2013-14 academic year. He made multiple visits to Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane during the year to help lift the spirits of children who were ill or injured. Pangos also led a group of GU basketball players on a visit to the Spokane Boys and Girls Club and Adams Elementary School to read, play games and answer questions from the kids. His dedication to the community also was shown when Pangos visited the Union Gospel Mission in Spokane—a shelter for the homeless—to serve meals. Pangos joined his teammates for a Habitat for Humanity build and even did a Skype session with elementary students in Fairfield, Iowa, to talk about the effect sports have had on his life. Pangos and his sister Kayla have also run a basketball camp each of the last four summers in which they coach and mentor more than 100 kids a summer during two week-long camps.

Competition

Kevin Pangos’ on-court accolades start with the success of the teams he has led. In his three years, he has started 103 of 104 possible games, with the only miss being the very first game of his career in which he came off the bench. As a freshman in 2011-12, Pangos was named the West Coast Conference Newcomer of the Year and earned All-WCC First Team, All-WCC Freshman Team and All-WCC Tournament Team honors. He also came in 8th that season on the Gonzaga all-time single-season 3-pointers list when he made 79 during the year. As a sophomore, he was a top-20 finalist for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award and earned All-WCC honors for the second straight year. He averaged 11.9 points per game as a sophomre, and as a junior, he again earned All-WCC honors and averaged 14.4 points per game. He made 84 3-pointers and stands just 47 from breaking the all-time Gonzaga record for 3s in a career. He has led Gonzaga to two WCC regular season titles and two WCC Tournament titles in his three years. He has helped lead Gonzaga to the third round of the NCAA Tournament all three years.