ALTON - Cross country and track and field runner Ava Certa has continued to show improvement in her highly successful career as an Explorers’ athlete. She has been a three-time state qualifier in track, a Silver Medallion recipient, and captured Team Academic Awards in both cross country and track and field.

Ava is a Tucker’s Automotive Repair & Tire Female Athlete of the Month for the Explorers. She is active in Breast Cancer Awareness Club, Spanish Club, Interact Club and National Honors Society.

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Ava said Marquette has academically and socially helped prepare her for future experiences.

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“I loved the campus and atmosphere at Quincy University,” she said.

Ava is the daughter of Joe and Chrissy Certa.

Again, congrats to Ava on her honor as a Tucker’s Automotive Repair & Tire Female Athlete of the Month.

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