Anais Jimenez a phenomenal athlete, student at SBHS

Anais Jimenez was named Santa Barbara High's recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry's Plaza Cafe. Jimenez plays basketball, lacrosse and is a member of the Dons' cheer squad. She is also active in student government— she was the class president during her freshman and sophomore years. In the classroom, Jimenez carries a 3.86 grade point average. "I've known Anais since she was in the third grade and I … [Read more...]

Providence’s Kylie Brown Receives Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award

Kylie Brown of Providence was named recipient of the first Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award of the 2016-17 school year at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The award, named after the long-time UC Santa Barbara booster and inspiration who has lived with cerebral palsy his entire life,  is presented to a high school junior student athlete who demonstrates great character on and off the playing field, always does the right thing in and out of presence of the coach … [Read more...]

DP’s Rocky Uyesaka an all-star in class, soccer pitch, volleyball court

Rocky Uyesaka is not afraid to push herself in athletics and academics. The Dos Pueblos junior is a member of the school’s engineering academy and plays on the Chargers varsity girls soccer and beach volleyball teams. On Monday, Uyesaka was recognized as DP’s winner of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Uyesaka has been getting down to business at DP from the first day she stepped on campus. She’s held the position of class … [Read more...]

Grace MacNeil works hard at helping others at Laguna Blanca

Grace MacNeil kicks it on the soccer field, on the tennis court, in the classroom and on campus at Laguna Blanca School. This winter, she co-captained an Owls team that won a fourth straight Condor League title in soccer. In the fall, she was the No. 1 singles player on the tennis team. The sports don’t get in the way of her studies as she carries a 4.34 GPA while taking a number of advanced placement courses. MacNeil on Monday was honored at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table … [Read more...]

Harmony Reed does it all at Carpinteria High

Harmony Reed is a leading young woman at Carpinteria High. The junior is a standout three-sport athlete; she’s been recognized as an all-academic all-league selection in all three sports and, just recently, she was the lead actress in the school play. On Monday, Reed received the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The award recognizes student-athletes who demonstrates the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship. The … [Read more...]

Dons soccer player receives Womble Award

Soccer player Alex Saucedo was honored as Santa Barbara High’s recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. The award is presented to a high school junior student-athlete who demonstrates high character, always does the right thing whether the coach is present or not, respects his teammates, the opposition and the game itself. “Alex is an incredible young man on and off the pitch,” Dons soccer coach Todd Heil said in … [Read more...]

Bentajado’s caring nature is a blessing at Bishop Diego

Whether it's on the basketball the court or in the community, Ann Bentajado is willing to lend a helping hand. The Bishop Diego junior on Wednesday was honored as the school's recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. As a sophomore, Bentajado was a key contributor in Bishop Diego's run to the CIF girls basketball championship last season. "I can't think of a more deserving person than Ann," Bishop girls basketball … [Read more...]

Kaitlynn Miller receives Phil Womble Award for San Marcos

When the going gets tough during a basketball practice, San Marcos coach Chris Hantgin is glad to have a player like Kaitlynn Miller. Miller provides encouragement and support to keep her teammates going. Miller was honored Monday as the recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. “Kaitlyn has been there for (her teammates) as an example,” Hantgin said. “She’s really encouraging to a lot of the newcomers. She has a … [Read more...]

Jones honored as Womble Award winner from Providence

Caleb Jones, a junior on the Providence School basketball team, is already giving back to the sport. Jones was honored Monday as the school's recipient of the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award. He was presented the prestigious award at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. Jones helps youth basketball players at the Providence basketball camp and at the YMCA. "He goes back to the YMCA and he watches those kids and stays in part of their life," Providence athletic … [Read more...]

Miller honored with San Marcos’ Womble Award

Tyson Miller is more than a terrific athlete at San Marcos. At Monday's Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, the junior was described as smart, hard-working and considerate. It's these traits and more that led the Royals to name Miller the school's Phil Womble Award recipient for the 2014-15 school year. Miller's track & field coach Marylin Hantgin prepared a statement about Tyson. "Tyson is an exceptional person," she said. "He is a perfect example of what a team player … [Read more...]