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

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

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 - Dos Pueblos

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

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...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Westmont’s John Bertram

Westmont's John Bertram

John Bertram’s surgical precision on his tennis shots might serve him well in his future. The captain of the Westmont College men’s tennis team hopes to one day to become a doctor. Bertram was honored as Westmont’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The senior carries a 3.89 GPA while majoring in chemical physics. He’s received NAIA and Golden State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete accolades, has been named to the Dean’ List at … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Mitchell Oleson

Bishop Diego's Mitchell Oleson

As an offensive lineman on the Bishop Diego football team, Mitchell Oleson blew open holes for running backs. Off the field, Oleson worked on the development of a laser that could blow apart an asteroid headed toward Earth. The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table recognized Oleson for his brainpower and athleticism by naming him the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award winner from Bishop Diego. Oleson, who also is a four-year varsity baseball player, holds a 4.39 GPA while taking courses in … [Read more...]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Carpinteria’s Duncan Gordon

Duncan Gordon

The sports season never ends for Carpinteria's Duncan Gordon. In the fall, he suits up for the Warrior football team. Then he sheds the pads for a basketball uniform in the winter. And in the spring, it's time to play baseball. Gordon not only suits up for the three teams, he's an impact player for them. He's earned all-league honors in all the three sports. Add in a 4.34 GPA, and it's easy to see why Gordon was named Carpinteria's Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He was presented the award … [Read more...]

Cate Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Erika Noble

Erika Noble

Erika Noble has a love of sports, writing, science and Spanish-language films. The Cate student-athlete was recognized for her performance in the classroom and on the field, being named the school’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table on Monday. Noble is captain of the girls basketball and lacrosse teams at Cate. She carries a 4.2 GPA with a course load that includes Advanced Placement classes in Biology, English and Hispanic Cinema. Noble enjoys … [Read more...]

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...]