Clara Madsen is Laguna Blanca’s Scholar-Athlete award winner

Clara Madsen

As the setter for the Laguna Blanca girls volleyball team, Clara Madsen makes sure the offense runs smoothly and efficiently, and scores points. Madsen scores big points on the court and in the classroom for the Owls. The senior on Monday was named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Scholar-Athlete of the Year award winner from Laguna Blanca. Madsen carries a 4.43 grade-point average, carrying a load of advanced placement courses. She won an AP Scholar Award and was named Laguna … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Ellen Upton

Ellen Upton

Ellen Upton was honored as the Scholar Athlete of the Year from Santa Barbara High at Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Upton, who runs on the Dons cross country team and also plays water polo and swims for the school, carries a 4.7 GPA, with a course load of advanced placement classes. He academic plan in the future includes forensic chemistry, forensic anthropology and criminology. Upton said her grandmother, Barbara, is her inspiration as a student … [Read more...]

Nobles awarded as SBCC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Keia Nobles

Basketball player Keia Nobles was recognized as Santa Barbara City College's Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon on Monday. Nobles, a sophomore from Oxnard, was MVP of the Hancock Tournament this year for the women's basketball team that reached the SoCal Regionals. Nobles carries a 3.7 GPA and is preparing to earn a liberal arts degree at a 4-year school. There to present Nobles were award sponsor Bob Huhn and SBCC Athletic Director Ryan … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Santa Barbara High’s Ivette Gil

Ivette Gil was honored as Santa Barbara High School’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Gil carries a 4.43 GPA in the classroom. She serves as the ASB President and She is also the Vice President of the Red Cross Club and the Unity Through Diversity Club. A captain of the girls basketball team, Gil was the leading scorer in all of the Southern Section's Division 3-AA CIF Tournament, averaging almost 24 points per … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Dos Pueblos’ Grant Schroeder

Dos Pueblos' Grant Schroeder

Grant Schroeder was honored as Dos Pueblos High School’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Schroeder is a captain of the boys water polo and swim teams who has also participated in basketball and track. Schroeder carries a 4.83 GPA in the classroom and hopes to attend Stanford in the fall, but is considering UCLA, Harvard and Princeton as well. Award sponsor Bob Huhn, of Human Performance Center, presented Schroeder with the award … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Ian Hall

Ian Hall

Ian Hall was honored as San Marcos High School's Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Hall is a four-sport athlete that carries a 4.73 GPA in the classroom. The senior has been accepted to Yale University but hasn't made his final college decision. "But Ian Hall is much more than grades and sports," said San Marcos teacher and coach Marylin Hantgin. "Three words come to mind to describe Ian: community, leadership, and … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Elizabeth Beebe

Elizabeth Beebe

Elizabeth Beebe was featured as the Providence Hall's Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Beebe was introduced by award sponsor Bob Huhn of Human Performance Center. Beebe's father Gayle, in attendance with wife Pamela, is the President of Westmont College. Elizabeth too has the leadership talent as she's the captain of both the Lions' varsity volleyball and basketball teams while earning a 4.59 GPA in the classroom. … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Troy Skinner

Troy Skinner

Troy Skinner was awarded as Bishop Diego’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon held at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Award sponsor Bob Huhn, of Human Performance Center, presented Skinner with the award after Bishop Diego football coach and teacher Tom Crawford said a few words about Troy. “There is the phrase ‘proverbial coach on the field’ and that certainly applies to Troy.,” Crawford said. “Troy is the embodiment of what we would like to … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Carpinteria’s Erin Saito

Carpinteria High School's Erin Saito

Carpinteria senior Erin Saito was recognized as the Warriors’ Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Saito is a three-sport athlete who carries a 4.36 GPA with a heavy AP course load. Saito hopes to attend UCLA next year, where older brother Nathan is a student. Nathan also won the Carpinteria Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. The senior is a captain on the tennis, basketball and softball teams. She just recently helped lead the … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Alexis Hill

Cate's Alexis Hill

Alexis Hill was recognized as Cate School's Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The senior from Washington State plays lacrosse and squash while posting a 4.21 GPA despite a rigorous course load. Hill, who wants to attend Dartmouth, was an All-American Honorable Mention last season for lacrosse. As a sophomore, Hill was Cate's Redemption Cup recipient and she's currently the co-editor of the school newspaper. … [Read more...]