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Student Athlete of the Week Archives - Los Angeles Sentinel
Student Athlete of the Week: UCLA’s Turquoise Thompson
May 15, 2013
Suffering from the sickle cell trait has not prevented Thompson from becoming a potential Olympic athlete.   Thompson has achieved on a high level on the track and also in the classroom.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: USC’s Barry Wilkins
May 7, 2013
USC track athlete Barry Wilkins does not allow obstacles, such as being partially deaf, get in the way of his goals.         Wilkins has lofty goals.  After he receives his degree in Real Estate Development, ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Long Beach Poly’s Grant Lewis
April 12, 2013
Grant Lewis keeps his eyes on his goals, which has led him to become a standout athlete and an excellent student.  Photo courtesy of The Long Beach Telegram/Scott Varley   Lewis prefers to play defense, ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Dorsey High School’s Deijenee Nelson
April 3, 2013
Deijenee Nelson has a 4.2 grade point average and she has been on the honor roll every year at Dorsey High School.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Nelson started off as a cheerleader, ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: University High School’s Amira Heath
December 12, 2012
Amira Heath not only excels on the tennis court and as an equestrian horse rider, but also in the classroom where she is working towards her goal of becoming a lawyer.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: University’s Myles Jackson
November 13, 2012
Myles Jackson is tough, relentless, smart, and he loves to hit people…on the football field.  Photo by Jason Lewis   Andrew “AJ” Jackson is a personal trainer who has helped a number of young athletes achieve their goals through his company AthurZ Sports Training and Fitness.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: USC’s Autumn Altamirano
November 6, 2012
USC junior Autumn Altamirano has a bright future in soccer, and after that with the FBI as a criminal profiler.  Photo by Jason Lewis      Autumn Altamirano’s athletic abilities and intelligence are taking her places.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Fairfax High School’s Bill-Bijon Parker
October 24, 2012
Bill-Bijon Parker is close to fulfilling his dreams of playing college football.  The Fairfax senior wide receiver/cornerback is 6-1, 170 pounds, runs a 4.5 second 40 yard dash, ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: View Park’s Cameron Griffin
October 18, 2012
View Park junior linebacker Cameron Giffin uses size, speed, math, and physics to “bring the pain” on opposing ball carriers.  And his 3.67 gpa will help him get to college.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Verbum Dei’s Darius Spates
April 25, 2012
When a defender is looking at Darius Spates from this angle, he’s either going to watch Spates drive right by him, or hit a jump shot in his face.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Notre Dame Academy’s Danya Grundy
January 25, 2012
Danya Grundy starts on the basketball team, runs hurdles in track, and she wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps by going to medical school.  Her 4.45 GPA should help her achieve that goal.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Fairfax’s Brittany Byrd
October 5, 2011
Brittany Byrd is a two-time All City girl’s basketball player who carries a 3.5 grade point average at Fairfax High School.  Her dream is to play at USC while attending film school. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Los Angeles High School’s Christopher Agee
September 29, 2011
Christopher Agee is following in the footsteps of his mother and his siblings, who all attended Los Angeles High School.  The junior excels at linebacker and has a 3.5 grade point average.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Manual Arts’ Davion Gude
September 14, 2011
Davion Gude and his Manual Arts teammates attend study hall everyday, which has helped the senior guard achieve a 3.5 grade point average.  Photo by Jason Lewis Manual Arts Head Coach Dwayne Polee and U.S. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Dorsey’s Jeremiah Allison
September 8, 2011
Jeremiah Allison has made a habit of sacking the quarterback while achieving a 4.25 grade point average.  Photo by Jason Lewis Allison was presented with the Student Athlete of the Week award by Army Sergeants Katrina Heape and James Jenkins.  ... read more »
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