Round Table pays tribute to local legend Phil Womble

The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table held a moment of silence for the legendary Phil Womble at its press luncheon on Monday at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. Womble, whom Round Table president Cara Gamberdella called “a treasured, well-loved board member and community member,” passed away early Monday at the age of 80. He was an inspiration to anyone who met him. Born with cerebral palsy, Womble lived an active life in Santa Barbara and was a fixture in the sports community. He often attended the … [Read more...]

Laguna Blanca’s Aidan O’Donnell possesses right stuff for Womble Award

The qualities Aidan O’Donnell brings to athletics, academics and student life at Laguna Blanca are what the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award represent. Strong work ethic, toughness, positive attitude, leadership on and off the athletic field, leading by example, not afraid to step out of his comfort zone to help his team are attributes coaches, teachers and peers get from O’Donnell. O’Donnell was honored Monday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon as Laguna … [Read more...]

Phil Womble Award: Erin Saito

Carpinteria High School's Erin Saito was recognized as the first Phil Womble Ethics in Sports award winner of the year on Monday. Saito plays basketball, softball and tennis while remaining active in various student programs. "Erin is a tremendous young lady," explained Carpinteria High School teacher and basketball coach Dan Mercer. "She's a great student-athlete. She's a competitor and an outstanding teammate."   … [Read more...]