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DE’AUNDRE CRUZ: FROM HIGH SCHOOL STAR TO D1 FOOTBALL

The journey from high school and juco football to D1 took persistence and perseverance, but De’Aundre Cruz stayed the course.

21-year-old and former FD Friar star running back De’Aundre Cruz made headlines in late 2021 after announcing that he’d been accepted into an NCAA Division I football program. Cruz will the Stony Brook Seawolves after dedicating three years to playing Junior College (JuCo) football, where he became a starting linebacker for the College of San Mateo. But the goal for Cruz was always D1.

Cruz was back on Guam for the holidays before making his venture to the biggest stage of football yet – The NCAA D1 stage. Click on the special feature with Cruz as he takes a brief journey through his football career!

Video written and produced by Robert Balajadia
Video shot and edited by Michael Blas

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The Guam men’s national basketball team moved up four slots in the FIBA World Ranking to #72 after an impressive win over Mongolia and a hard-fought loss to Japan.
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Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.

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