Being a student-athlete, scholar and leader has instilled energy in me because I love the challenge and the learning."
Kevin Cape is highly respected at CSULB, not only for being a student-athlete but also as a scholar and a student leader amongst his peers. Recruited from St. John Bosco High School, Cape is known best for his role as the middle blocker on the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team. Now a senior, Cape can reflect on his many successes at CSULB and begin to prepare for his promising future.
Born and raised in Long Beach, Cape has been a 49er volleyball fan since he began playing the sport at the age of 13. Growing up down the street from CSULB, Cape witnessed the Walter Pyramid being built and knew that one day he would play in the venue as a 49er.
Cape will graduate this spring with a BA in journalism, emphasizing public relations and a minor in marketing. During his tenure at CSULB, Cape has served in many leadership capacities. He began as a representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Council. He quickly realized his natural ability to work with his fellow students and was elected as the SAAC co-president of which he is serving a second term.
In addition to serving the student-athletes, Cape was selected as a President’s Ambassador to represent the entire university. He also served on numerous university-wide committees, including the Student Fee Advisory Committee, and he helped select the newly appointed director of Athletics. Cape has earned many prestigious awards at CSULB for his endless commitment. These include the Beach Pride Award, the Dodge Parker Ironman Award and the Lynn Hoyem Leadership Award.
Last year, Cape appeared in 50 games for the 49er volleyball team, averaging 1.88 kills per game while recording an impressive .393 hitting percentage. He was named to the 2005 and 2006 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic teams and he’s been a 49er Academic All-Star for four semesters.
During Cape’s free time, he enjoys landscaping, photography, camping and building projects. He currently works for a public relations firm where he is gaining invaluable experience. Cape also plans to eventually fulfill his dream of starting a winery in California’s wine country.