Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs
2013 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll 2014 American Athletic Conference Indoor Champion - DMR 2014 First Team All-American Athletic Conference - DMR
2013-14 (Junior) Indoor: Competed in five meets for the Cougars... Finished second at the Howie Ryan Invitational in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.06... A member of the men's DMR team that placed second at the Tyson Invitational with a second best time in school history of 9:44.97... He also ran for the American Athletic Conference Indoor Champion DMR team.
Outdoor: Ran the 800m in five meets for the Cougars... Helped the Cougar men's 4x800m relay team to a 4th place finish at the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays... Ran a season best of 1:53.02 during the prelims of the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships.
2012-13 (Sophomore) Indoor: Took home a third-place finish in the men's 800m with a time of 1:54.56 at the Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational... Placed fifth overall with a personal record of 1:52.71 at the Texas A&M Invitational...Finished eighth at the Conference USA Indoor Championships with a time of 1:59.21.
Outdoor: Competed in one meet for the Cougars... Ran a 4:03.01 in the 1500m during the Victor Lopez Bayou Classic.
2011-12 (Freshman) Indoor: Ran a season best in the 800m of 1:55.88 at the 2012 adidas Classic... Also ran the DMR and set a season best of 10:03.85 (2nd) at the 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational... Placed in the Top 10 six times between the two events.
Outdoor: Competed in the 800m, 4x8, 4x4, 4x15, DMR, 1500... Ran a season best of 1:52.84 in the 800m at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships... Contributed to a 4x8 season best of 7:26.54 at the 2012 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays... Also at the 2012 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Fernando set a season best in the DMR with a time of 10:01.54... Ran a season best of 3:15.44 in the 4x4 at the LSU Invitational: Battle on the Bayou.
HIGH SCHOOL Member of Environmental Club and soccer team... 800m District Champion in 2011... Undefeated in the 800m in 2011... Regional qualifier in cross country and track from 2009-11... Fourth fastest 800m runner in Houston.
PERSONAL Born on Nov. 21, 1992 in Galveston, Texas... Son of John and Rebecca Fernando... Received leadership award... Volunteers at local animal shelter... Aspires to be a environmental scientist or dentist... Biggest influence is his high school coach and Andrew Wheating... Enjoys playing the guitar, writing music, long boarding, and hanging with friends.