Grant Schroeder was honored as Dos Pueblos High School’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon.
Schroeder is a captain of the boys water polo and swim teams who has also participated in basketball and track. Schroeder carries a 4.83 GPA in the classroom and hopes to attend Stanford in the fall, but is considering UCLA, Harvard and Princeton as well.
Award sponsor Bob Huhn, of Human Performance Center, presented Schroeder with the award after Dos Pueblos aquatics coach Chris Parrish said a few words about Schroeder.
“Grant has been a fantastic athlete to coach,” Parrish said. “There has been in my 11 years of coaching no easier athlete to coach. He is literally a sponge. He absorbs information and goes out there with determination.”
The National Honor Society member and California Scholarship Federation member was also the school-wide top scorer on the AMC 12 Mathematics Exam.
Schroeder was accompanied to the luncheon by mother Dawn, his grandparents, Dos Pueblos principal Shawn Carey and Athletic Director Dan Feldhaus.
Schroeder thanked the Round Table for recognizing local student-athletes.
“It means a lot to us to be honored and recognized at these luncheons,” Schroeder said.
“Finally I’d like to thank the Dos Pueblos administrators who voted on the award. I know there are a lot of great student athletes at Dos Pueblos who are deserving of this award. I feel especially honored that I was selected for this award.”