Ivette Gil was honored as Santa Barbara High School’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon.
Gil carries a 4.43 GPA in the classroom. She serves as the ASB President and She is also the Vice President of the Red Cross Club and the Unity Through Diversity Club.
A captain of the girls basketball team, Gil was the leading scorer in all of the Southern Section’s Division 3-AA CIF Tournament, averaging almost 24 points per game.
“Student-athlete, but student first. Amazing athlete, but student first,” said Dons head girls basketball coach Andrew Butcher. “As one of my assistant coaches says, a humble athlete – she does not think of herself as a star. If she has a weak point as an athlete it is because of her selflessness.”
In college Gil hopes to study Business Administration, and is also interested in Education and Political Science.
Gil was accompanied to the luncheon by parents Jose and Sanjua, and Athletic Director Joe Chenoweth. Award sponsor Bob Huhn of Human Performance Center presented the award to Gil, who thanked the Santa Barbara High coaches and administrators who selected her for the award.
“I’d also like to thank my parents,” Gil said at the podium. “Mom and Dad, you have been the greatest examples in my life. For me to follow through each and every day, I just try to work hard and follow your models. So thank you once again.