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...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Cate’s Lucia Johnson

Lucia Johnson combines the grace of a ballerina and the grit of a competitor on the athletic field for Cate School. She also works hard at maintaining a high grade point average while taking challenging courses. Johnson was honored  as Cate’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Johnson, a senior, plays soccer and competes in track and field for the Rams. She was named MVP of the Condor League in track last season,  competing in the … [Read more...]

Fay is Santa Barbara High’s Scholar-Athlete of Year

Santa Barbara High basketball player Andrew Fay holds a 4.95 average. Now that number may not be impressive in terms of scoring on the court. But when it comes to getting it done in the classroom, Fay's grade point average  is through the roof. We're talking Kobe Bryant and LeBron James court numbers. Fay was honored as Santa Barbara High's Scholar Athlete of the Year at Monday's Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Fay has the distinction of  being  the No. 1 student in the senior … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Dos Pueblos’ Blake Parrish

Blake Parrish makes an impact in the swimming pool and in the classroom at Dos Pueblos High. Parrish was honored Monday as DP’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Press Luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. The award, presented to a senior student-athlete, is sponsored by SBART board member Marc Gamberdella and his business partners at Merrill Lynch Parrish has been tearing it up in water polo and swimming since he enrolled at DP. He’s the water polo team … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: UCSB’s Allie Ariniello

UCSB’s Allie Ariniello was recognized at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon on Monday as the Gauchos’ Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Ariniello, a women’s soccer player, holds a 3.81 GPA while studying molecular and cellular biology. Her current academic courses include developmental nueral biology and stem cell biology. She was a perennial All-Academic Big West Conference selection and, as a senior, was named the conference’s overall Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Her character … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: SBCC’s Brandie Harris

Brandie Harris is a big scorer on the soccer field and in the classroom. The sophomore forward was honored Monday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon as SBCC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Harris, a graduate of Dos Pueblos High, was the leading goal scoring in both of her seasons at SBCC. This past season she set the single-season school record for goals with 30 and tied the school mark for points in a season with 64. She scored 44 goals in her SBCC career. Harris … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Providence’s Jenna Wilcox

Jenna Wilcox plans to pursue a career a business. The Providence senior certainly takes care of business in the classroom, on campus and on the volleyball court. Wilcox on Monday was named the Scholar-Athletic of the Year winner for Providence High. She carries a 4.13 GPA with a class load that includes Advanced Placement Spanish, calculus and English Literature. In addition to her studies, the daughter of Jim and Lisa Wilcox is involved in student government. She is the president of … [Read more...]

Cleary honored as DP’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Shannon Cleary makes an impact in water polo and in the classroom at Dos Pueblos High. Her achievements in athletics and academics were recognized by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table on Monday as she was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year for DP. Cleary has been a DP varsity player since her freshman year. She was part of the 2010-11 CIF Division 1 championship team. She is a two-time team captain and a two-time All-Channel League first-team selection. At the club level, she … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Juliana Logan

Juliana Logan is a big reason the San Marcos High girls cross country and track and field teams won CIF State and Southern Section Academic Championships last school year. Logan carries an impressive 4.51 GPA while competing in both sports. She also represents her school as the captain of the cheerleading team. Logan was honored on Monday as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award winner for San Marcos. The senior, whose top college choice is UC Berkeley, has a course load that includes … [Read more...]