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...]

Mike Nettesheim is Cate’s award winner

One of the advanced classes Mike Nettesheim takes at Cate is a history course called Great Migration. Nettesheim knows something about moving a football team down the field. He is the quarterback for the undefeated Rams. He also is a standout tennis player and an outstanding student. On Monday, he was recognized as Cate’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s press luncheon. Nettesheim carries a 4.1 GPA taking a course load that includes advanced … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: UCSB’s Albert Hughes

UCSB's Albert Hughes hits the books as hard as he hits the weight room. One of the best throwers in UCSB track & field history, Hughes also has a 3.5 GPA and plans to go to law school after college. The senior philosophy major was recognized as UCSB's Athletic Round Table Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday's press luncheon. Hughes is not just UCSB's scholar-athlete of the year but has also been awarded the Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the entire Big West Conference. A member … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Westmont’s Christine Adams

Christine Adams has had a tremendous career as a student-athlete at Westmont College. In her four years as a member of the women’s soccer team, she’s played in four NAIA National Tournaments, finished as national runner-up in 2013, won Golden State Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships in 2014. On the academic side, Adams carries a grade-point average of 3.80 and is graduating with a degree in biomechanics. Adams on Monday was named Westmont’s Scholar-Athlete of … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Laguna Blanca’s Stephen McCaffery

Stephen McCaffery has experienced a banner senior year at Laguna Blanca School. After a record-breaking, All-CIF season in football, CIF playoff appearances in football and basketball and a solid season in lacrosse, McCaffery was honored as Laguna’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The son of Danielle and Dr. John McCaffery carries a 4.42 grade-point average with a class load that includes Advanced Placement physics, English … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Providence’s Matt Eaton

Matthew Eaton can score big on the basketball court and in the classroom. The Providence School senior was honored Monday as the school's Scholar-Athlete of Year at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. On the court, Eaton was the Patriots' leading scorer during his freshman, junior and senior years. This season, he set the school's single-game scoring record with a  36-point performance. He was the captain for coach Steve Stokes' squad. In academics, Eaton has an … [Read more...]