The Keith Lawrence and Monica Quan Memorial Scholarship
On Feb. 3, 2013, just days after Keith Lawrence, 27 proposed to Monica Quan, 28, their lives were tragically taken from us far too soon. Lawrence, a CUI alumnus from the Class of 2008 was an inspiration to the entire Athletics Department as a student, but specifically Men’s Basketball. Monica ’07, MCAA ‘09 was a valuable contributor and team player for the Women’s Basketball team. These two were both exceptional players and they fell in love while students at CUI. Their skill, determination, character, and work ethic inspired all those who knew them. When asked about these two student-athletes, Coach Ken Amman shared, “Keith Lawrence and Monica Quan are two of the greatest Eagles of all time. They were talented, smart, loyal, and most of all, completely selfless. They embodied all of the great leadership traits and deserve to be the first jerseys Concordia University will retire in school history.” Our goal is to raise $2,023 in honor of Lawrence’s number 20 and Quan’s number 23.
Quan worked as an assistant basketball coach at CUI while pursuing her Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration degree here before going on to coach at Cal Lutheran University and then to Cal State University Fullerton. Lawrence was responsible for making the winning shot in 2007, sending the game into its 4th overtime in the NAIA National Tournament Semifinals, earning the team a trip to the 2007 NAIA National Championship game. After graduation, he worked with Oxnard police before joining the USC Department of Public Safety.
In honor of their dedication and commitment to Concordia University, the Keith Lawrence and Monica Quan Memorial Scholarship exists to encourage and inspire current basketball students to build their skills as an athlete while growing their character as a person.
Since, 2015, six students have benefited from the gracious gifts donated to this scholarship that annually supports one member of each the Men’s and Women’s CUI Basketball teams, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend Concordia.
Thank you for your consideration, in memory of Keith Lawrence and Monica Quan.