A Spotlight on Student-Athletes Sofia Hoskinson and Camille Harris


Among Menlo College’s upcoming graduates will be Sofia Hoskinson, who came to Menlo as a transfer student from Dominguez Hills. Sofia (Fia) is very excited about her full time position that begins in June as a tax consultant at Deloitte.

Fia said, “Professor Little definitely helped me realize my potential.  She gave me confidence to pursue a challenging career path. She has been right by my side, assisting me whenever I’ve needed it, any hour of the day. She is truly a wonderful person who does so much for not only me but all her students!”

“Fia impressed me from her first day in my class, and has been an exemplary accounting major,” said Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance Donna Little. “She has the intellect, drive, focus, and sense of humor that elevates the classroom experience. After completing a sophomore and junior internship with Deloitte (one of the Big Four accounting firms), she has a full-time position awaiting her in their San Jose office. She will be missed on the basketball court and in the classroom; however, we are very proud of her and look forward to her future success as a CPA.”

Fia has company: Her former teammate Camille Harris was also a standout student-athlete at Menlo College, and is also poised for as successful accounting career.

Women’s Basketball Coach Shannon Osborne described how senior guard Fia Hoskinson and her teammate Camille Harris were honored by the GSAC conference and nationally for their success in the classroom. They also earned a spot on the GSAC and Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete teams for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.

Harris, who appeared in 21 games as a senior, holds a cumulative GPA of 3.68.  Hokinson appeared in a career-high 23 games as a senior, averaging 7.3 points per game. She holds a 3.64 GPA.

“Camille, who is now a tax consultant at Deloitte, and Fia were outstanding student-athletes here at Menlo, in large part due to their work ethic,” said Osborne. “They are driven to be successful both on the court and in the classroom, and put in many long hours to make sure that happens. They have been great to have in the program and a pleasure to coach. I have no doubt these two will be successful in the workplace, and I am excited to see what they do next.”

Reminiscing about her experience at Menlo, Fia also has a personal tribute to share about Ron Kovas, a management professor at Menlo College who passed away last spring: “Professor Kovas was a huge mentor to me. He asked me to work with him on Menlo Connect Day, so we spent a lot of time together. He was instrumental in mentoring me on the importance of my future and my career. He helped get me to where I am today. I wish I was able to tell him about my job offer from Deloitte, and how he made it possible for me.”