Olympians Sami Hill, Barbara Nwaba inspire at Women & Girls in Sports Luncheon

By Rochelle Rose This week’s Women & Girls in Sports Luncheon, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, honored two local 2016 Olympians. The Celebration of Local Olympians honoring Sami Hill (Team USA for water polo) and Barbara Nwaba (Team USA for track and field) was part of SBART’s observance of the 45th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. The groundbreaking federal law states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, … [Read more...]

Athletes of the Week: Shane Rowan and Barbara Nwaba

Male Athlete of the Week Shane Rowan of the San Marcos track team is mentored by Royals jumps coach Erica Downing. Downing's dad, Paul Menzel, held the school's triple-jump record for 40 years until his daughter's pupil broke it at last week's Channel League Championships. Rowan, a junior, jumped 45 feet, 5.25 inches at La Playa Stadium on Friday and earned himself a meal from Menzel as part of a deal between the two. Female Athlete of the Week Barbara Nwaba of UCSB won the Big West … [Read more...]