Phillip Miranda, a sophomore cross country runner at Lorain County Community College, has officially been accepted at West Point (Army).
Miranda owns a 4.0 grade-point-average and received Academic All-America honors this fall from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
“Phil is a very focused and determined young man,” Head Cross Country Coach Jim Powers said.
“This has been his plan from the time he entered LCCC. It was a lengthy process. He needed letters of recommendation, went through interviews and met with his Congressman,” Powers added.
Miranda, from LaGrange, received his official notification in a letter signed by West Point Superintendent, Lt. General Robert Caslen. West Point receives an annual average of approximately 11,000 male applicants and 2,000 female applicants. About 8.5% (1100) are admitted. Approximately 40 of the new plebes are coming from Ohio (approximately 3.5% of the 2018-19 class).
“I was very excited when I received the notification,” Miranda said. “This has been my goal. I hope to study either Defense Study or Kinesiology,” he added.
Phil reports to West Point in the beginning of July. He will also participate in cross country (fall) and track (spring).