Student Athlete of the Week: Amaya Givens

Morningside junior Amaya Givens uses her gladdening attitude and her passion to help others on the cheerleading squad and beyond. Joining the team helped develop methods to juggle her schooling and her other extracurricular activities.

Student Athlete of the Week: Tyrah Lacy

LACES senior Tyrah Lacy has never been afraid to speak up, she is a tenacious captain of the girls’ volleyball team and a learned leader at her high school. Since the age of 13, Lacy has been dedicated to playing volleyball and started as a middle blocker.

Student Athlete of the Week: Troy Dye

The hard work that linebacker Troy Dye put in during the season paid off for the Oregon Ducks on Friday in their 37-15 upset of the No. 5 Utah Running Utes in the Pac-12 Championship. The Ducks will battle the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. While having a cast on to protect his injured right thumb, he made one interception, eight total tackles and 1.0 tackles for loss for six yards. Although he injured his thumb in the Ducks’ October 19 game against Washington state, he only missed one game since the injury. His defensive