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...]

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...]