NCTA awards scholarships to outstanding collegiate athletes

Jan. 10, 2013, 11:57 a.m. (ET)

The U.S. National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA) is proud to present a $500 scholarship each to student-athletes Stephen Lambdin (Oklahoma City Community College; Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Johnny Nguyen (Mesa Community College; Mesa, Ariz.), who brought back two bronze medals in the sparring competition for the U.S. National Collegiate Taekwondo Team at the World University Taekwondo Championship in Pocheon, South Korea, held May 25-30, 2012.

At the recent 7th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Tunja, Columbia, Dec. 6-9, 2012, together with teammates Kody Han, Anh Nguyen and Amber Rodriguez, 2012 U.S. National Collegiate Taekwondo Team members Hazel Cruz (Santa Clara University; Santa Clara, Calif.) and Long Nguyen (San Jose State University; San Jose, Calif.) won bronze at the new Free Style poomsae competition (five-competitor team division).  Congratulations!

NCTA Referee Chair Dr. Jun Yoon, appointed to represent the U.S. at this event with his years of experience in teaching and judging world-class poomsae, is honored to be presented the Best Referee award.