Gus Arroyo graduated from David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon. A four-year varsity track and cross-country runner, Gus served as captain of the cross-country team and received the cross-country Most Valuable Player Award for three years. Gus completed more than 100 hours of community service as a youth leader for Camp Fire Columbia, where he was asked to join the Board of Directors and acted as spokesperson for Camp Fire’s Xploregon, a project that takes teens across Oregon to conduct service-learning projects in rural communities. Gus was awarded the Terry Porter make it better Award by the Portland Trail Blazers as an athlete who performs above and beyond both in sports and the community.
At Seattle University, Gus, a junior Sports & Exercise Science (SPEX) major and Biology minor, spends most of his time competing as a member of Seattle University's Track and Cross Country team. After finishing 5th at the 2014 WAC Championships, Gus is looking to continue his improvement through his collegiate career. Gus is also an intern at Seattle University's High Performance Lab where he has been involved in research regarding athletic performance in collegiate rowers and cyclists. At the HPL, Gus has also began engaging in a research study regarding movement variability in order to boost the quality of the SPEX program. Gus is the co-founder and vice-president of the newly founded SPEX Club, an academic club designed to bring students together and open new doors to academic and professional opportunities in the field of sports and exercise science. Gus has been a desk assistant at the residence halls since the summer of '14 for both Seattle University's Residence & Housing and Conference & Events. He also has been on the Dean's and/or President's Lists since his freshman year and has been named WAC All-Conference Student-Athlete for his work in the classroom and on the track.
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