Phil Womble Ethics Award: Katy Villanueva, Santa Barbara High

Katy Villanueva, a junior middle blocker on the Santa Barbara High volleyball team, is involved with ASB and works with Direct Relief International on top of being exceptional in the classroom. She surely has a laundry list of accomplishments like so many of the other outstanding kids honored at the weekly luncheons.

But Santa Barbara Athletic Director Nan Verkaik and coach Gannon kept their descriptions short and sweet when discussing Villanueva, who blushed as she stood waiting for her award.

“She’s just an all-around great girl,” wrote Verkaik in a note provided to Gannon.

“She’s everything you could ask for in a teammate,” added the coach.

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