Hrezi To Speak At College of Business Commencement
AMES, Iowa – Cyclone All-American cross country runner Mohamed Hrezi has been selected as the student speaker at the Iowa State College of Business graduation ceremony. Applicants were nominated by academic advisors and then underwent an interview process.
Hrezi was one of just seven students nominated and one of four to be interviewed for the honor. The Naugatuck, Conn., native has a career 3.30 GPA at Iowa State and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Along with his success on the track and on the cross country course, Hrezi’s on-campus involvement includes volunteer work and membership in the Beta Alpha Psi fraternity.
This year, Hrezi has etched his name in the Iowa State record books, becoming the first men’s cross country runner to garner All-America status since 2008 and notching the highest overall men’s finish (24th) at the NCAA Championships since 1995. His senior campaign also included All-Big 12 and NCAA All-Midwest Region recognition.
On the track, Hrezi’s final season has been a strong one. The Cyclone long-distance runner earned All-Big 12 accolades in both the 3,000-meter run and in the 5,000m. In the outdoor season, Hrezi notched a personal best in the 10,000m at 28:51.88, a mark that is good for the sixth-fastest performance in program history.
The College of Business commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 9, at 3:30 p.m. CT in James H. Hilton Coliseum. Doors will open for the ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
Hrezi is slated for the Big 12 Championships, May 16-18, and has his eyes set on a trip to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 11-14.