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Student Athlete of the Week: Jayda Hamilton
July 22, 2021
During the quarantine last year, several student athletes were looking for ways to train and stay in shape. Jayda Hamilton, a recent graduate from Serra High School, was willing to put in the work to battle the competitive Southern Section to compete for a state championship. Her father purchased a conglomeration of equipment to help Hamilton train. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Jay’len Carter
July 15, 2021
Recent Manual Arts graduate Jay’len Carter was named valedictorian of his class, but it came with a price. He had to forego competing in basketball for his senior season as the high school did not allow the team to play after LAUSD allowed schools to have sporting events. ... read more »
Scripps National Spelling Bee Champ Zaila Avant-garde is a Promising Student Athlete
July 15, 2021
After correctly spelling the word “Murraya,” Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old Harvey, Louisiana native won the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Avant-garde is the first African American student to win the National Spelling Bee. ... read more »
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Supreme Court Win for College Athletes in Compensation Case
June 22, 2021
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to further easing in the decades-old fight over paying student-athletes. ... read more »
2020 Top Student-Athletes of the Year
December 31, 2020
Highlights of exceptional students in 2020 ... read more / view gallery »
Student Athlete of the Week: Brandon Rembert
December 10, 2020
With talent and motivation, Brandon Rembert is a consistent hitter for the Alcorn State University Braves baseball team. Rembert desires to be a role model for African American boys, encouraging them to get involved in baseball. A key piece of advice that he learned is how consistency is important to excel in the sport. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Ethan Anderson
December 3, 2020
USC sophomore guard, Ethan Anderson has been a tenacious presence on the men’s basketball team. He is not afraid to score in traffic and shake a defender to make a shot. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Justyn Martin
August 27, 2020
Junior Justyn Martin will be the new quarterback for the Inglewood Sentinels football team for the 2020-2021 season. He has a mind to lead on and off the field. ... read more »
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Student Athlete of the Week: Jada Ward
August 20, 2020
Mater Dei junior, Jada Ward, has been playing for the Varsity girls water polo team since she was a freshman. Despite her youth, Ward had the experience to battle against teenage opponents. ... read more »
The Future of D1 Helps Student Athletes Get to College
July 9, 2020
Preparing a child to qualify for a division I scholarship can be a complicated process. Parents and guardians must figure out what events, programs and teams are best for their child. The Future of D1 is a resource that helps parents and students understand the college recruiting process. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Deiarie Banks
June 25, 2020
View Park junior Deiarie Banks knows way more than just how to outrun her opponent. Being captain of the Knights’ track and field team, she learned how to boost the morale of her teammates while performing at a high level. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Eric Peacock
June 18, 2020
Senior guard Eric Peacock was part of a transformative era in King/Drew boys’ basketball history. During his time there, he helped the Golden Eagles win a City Section Championship in 2018 and make their first Open Division appearance this past season. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Orion Peters
June 4, 2020
As his teammates can count on him to make big plays, his classmates count on him for assistance in math. Inglewood High School Junior Orion Peters helped the Sentinels football team to a 10-1 overall record and a 5-0 record in the Pioneer League. Peters recently committed to Washington State University. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Alexis Lewis
February 13, 2020
Dorsey junior Alexis Lewis is ready to run, whether it’s for the Donnas girl’s basketball team or for track and field and cross-country competitions. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Dylan Lewis
January 23, 2020
University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB) freshman Dylan Lewis rose quickly to become a key contributor in the Gauchos women’s soccer team. She was a starting midfielder for 16 out of 19 games, more than any other player on the team this season. ... read more »
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