Tennis, Lacrosse Player Summer Christensen Carries 4.54 GPA at Cate

Summer Christensen was honored as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year from Cate School at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. Christensen is a two-sport athlete at Cate, competing in lacrosse and tennis. She was the Most Improved Player on the tennis team in 2014, reached the Tri-Valley League doubles final in 2015 and was named first-team all league that season. She is part of this year’s team that is 8-1 and ranked in the top 10 in Division 2 of the … [Read more...]

Ricky Beebe Named Scholar-Athlete of Year at Providence

Senior Ricky Beebe was honored as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Providence School at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. Beebe was an All-CIF basketball honoree for the Patriots last season and the team captain. He was named the Male Athlete of the Year at the school and the basketball team’s MVP as a junior. In the classroom, he holds a 4.5 grade-point average carrying Advanced-Placement classes in Calculus, Chemistry, Economics and … [Read more...]

Sarah Douglas is ranked No. 1 in her class at San Marcos

Sarah Douglas embraced the full high school experience and more at San Marcos. She's been a two-sport athlete for the Royals, played clarinet in the state-champion marching band, participated on the mock trial team, held the position of Associated Student Body class secretary, is a member of the school's Accelerated Academic Program for Leadership and Enrichment (AAPLE) Leadership Council and serves as the program's treasurer. If that's not enough, she is the Chief Financial Officer … [Read more...]

JM Cage: CIF champion, Scholar-Athlete of Year at SBHS

It’s been an amazing senior year for Santa Barbara High’s JM Cage. He played a major role on the Dons basketball team that won the CIF-Southern Section Division 2A championship, was honored as an Athlete of the Week and is currently playing middle blocker for the first-place boys volleyball team. At Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Cage was recognized as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Santa Barbara High. Cage turned in a fantastic performance in the … [Read more...]

Westmont’s Haley Strandness aims to educate public on environment

Haley Strandness is all about educating people on caring for and improving the environment. The Westmont College women’s tennis team member has goals of earning masters and doctorate degrees in environmental education, with a focus on marine biology. She already has practice on educating the public on marine life as she’s done volunteer work at the Ty Warner Sea Center on Stearns Wharf. On Monday, Strandness was recognized for her academics as she was named Westmont’s Scholar- Athlete … [Read more...]

Laguna’s Phoebe Madsen goes after it in athletics, academics

The brilliance of Phoebe Madsen’s athletic and academic talents were recognized by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table as she was honored as Laguna Blanca’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday’s press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. Madsen this fall led the Owls volleyball team to a CIF-Southern Section 4AA Division championship and a runner-up finish in the CIF Division 4 State Tournament. She was the team captain and led by example. A fierce competitor, she excelled as a setter and … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Luca Jordano inspires to be best in academics, athletics

The academic range of Bishop Diego’s Luca Jordano is quite impressive. His interests include graphic arts, studying about tropical medicine and caring for wildlife. In athletics, he plays soccer and volleyball, and is the captain for both squads. He recently was named to the All Tri-Valley League second team as a goalkeeper. He was a three-year starter at goalkeeper for the Cardinals. As a member of the volleyball team, he’s twice been recognized as the most inspirational player and was named … [Read more...]

Engineering, softball are Pickett’s forte at DP

Madison Pickett is a Dos Pueblos softball standout who can tell you all about mechanics. And not just the mechanics of pitching or hitting. Pickett is part of the Engineering Academy at Dos Pueblos and takes courses like Mechatronics Design. Mechatronics is multidisciplinary field that includes a combination of systems: mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control and computer engineering. Pickett was honored Monday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon as the … [Read more...]

Niessen honored as Scholar-Athlete of Year for Providence

The progress Madison Niessen made on the volleyball court is reflected in the awards she’s won in her career. She’s gone from the Most Versatile Player as a freshman to Best Passer and Coach’s Award winner to the team MVP as a senior this past season for the Providence Patriots. Niessen is an award-winning student as well. The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table honored her Monday as the Scholar Athlete of the Year for Providence. Niessen carries a 4.2 grade-point average with a … [Read more...]

Taira named Carpinteria’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Bryan Taira was named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Scholar-Athlete of the Year from Carpinteria High School on Monday. Taira plays tennis and soccer for the Warriors in addition to his host of other academic and leadership activities. The senior holds a GPA of 4.28 with a course load including multiple AP classes. He's the vice president of the school his senior year and is a volunteer coach for Special Olympics. He enjoys musical theatre, film production and photography. He … [Read more...]