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...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Carpinteria’s Kelsie Bryant

Kelsie Bryant has had a rewarding high school experience at Carpinteria High. The highly decorated Bryant added another honor to the trophy case in her family home on Monday as she was named Carpinteria’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Last year, she was presented with the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award. A four-year standout in tennis and soccer, Bryant excels in the classroom, too. She carries a 4.42 GPA, with a class load that … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of Year: SBCC’s Kit Larson

Kit Larson has been chosen as SBCC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2014-15. The Vaqueros’ All-American relief pitcher received his award on Monday during the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. Larson, a 6-4 right-hander from Mill Valley, was named first-team All-WSC North, All-Southern Cal and All-American last year after helping SBCC to a fifth-place State finish, its highest ever. He was 4-2 with six saves and broke a 35-year-old school record with … [Read more...]

Scholar-Award Winner: Bishop Diego’s Erin Linehan

Erin Linehan loves riding horses. The Bishop Diego senior rides high in the classroom and on the volleyball court, too. Linehan on Monday was named Bishop Diego’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Linehan has been a standout player on the girls volleyball team for the past three years. She won the Coach’s Award for the best defensive player. She was the team’s libero. She also played soccer for three years. Outside of school, she … [Read more...]

Welsh named San Marcos’ Scholar-Athlete

Many of the players on the San Marcos football team had nicknames. The nickname coach Anthony Linebaugh gave offensive tackle Colin Welsh was “482.” “The caveat after that was … not his 40 time,” Linebaugh quipped at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table luncheon. The number is actually 4.82, which represents the grade point average held by Welsh, San Marcos’ Scholar Athlete of the Year award winner. Welsh earned that lofty GPA carrying a class load that includes Advanced Placement … [Read more...]