DP soccer player Calvin Schipper leads on field and in classroom

Calvin Schipper is the leader of the defense for the Dos Pueblos boys soccer team. So, it seems almost fitting he is pursuing acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Schipper was honored as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Dos Pueblos at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Schipper commands the Charger back line as the center back. He was an all-Channel League second-team selection last season and as a sophomore in 2015, helping Dos Pueblos … [Read more...]

Sam Truax does it all at Carpinteria High

Sam Truax isn’t shy about getting involved in student life at Carpinteria High. From playing on the tennis team and running cross country to doing musical theater, improvisation, choir and mock trial, Truax gets after it and has a good time doing it all. On Monday, Truax was honored as Carpinteria’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. The son of Thomas and Pamela Truax leads an active life on campus. e’s been … [Read more...]

Austin Bohnett excels in multiple areas at Bishop Diego

Austin Bohnett is the definition of a go-getter. Whether it’s in athletics or academics, he goes after it with gusto. Bohnett was honored as Bishop Diego’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. His resumé is quite impressive. Award sponsor and presenter Marc Gamberdella called Bohnett  “a Renaissance Man” in this day of athletic specialization. He’s played five sports at Bishop: football, volleyball, soccer, … [Read more...]

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...]