Keirsten Andersen named top Scholar Athlete
UCLA bound Keirsten Andersen won the first AltaOne, KIBS/KBOV scholar athlete award Thursday evening. Andersen, the salutatorian for the class of 2015 at Bishop Union High school was a standout swimmer for the Broncos. Andersen takes home a $1,500 scholarship for being named the Scholar Athlete Award winner. In addition to Andersen, two additional finalist receive $500 scholarships. Tennis player Tessa Wright (ASB president at BUHS) won for fall sports, with Basketball player Tamia Shoshone winning for winter sports. Shoshone is a hoops standout leading the Broncos to an undefeated high desert league season while picking up the league MVP.
AltaOne’s Ted Huntington, Assistant Vice President of Marketing/Business Development, served as master of ceremonies. Huntington thanked the nominees and winners for their effort and dedication while recognizing their parents for their efforts. Bishop Union High School Athletic Director Stacy Vannest and KIBS/KBOV owner Steve Miller were on hand to celebrate the top Student Athletes at BUHS.
Coaches at BUHS were asked to nominate one athlete from each sports team for the award, based on their academic performance and team leadership. Each of the students were also asked to write an essay on their future aspirations.
Staci Sonke, volleyball.
Miranda Barnes, cross country.
Tessa Wright, Tennis. $500 winner
Thomas Sills, cross country.
Woodrow Reynolds, football
Joe Griego, soccer.
Tamia Shoshone, basketball. $500 winner
Jake Traynor, basketball.
Luke Olson, snowboarding.
Alicia Campos, soccer.
Hannah Neer, ski team.
Frankie Harvey, swimming.
Colton Riesen, baseball.
Sam Riesen, softball.
Keirsten Andersen, swimming. $1,500 winner
Collin Batchelder, track and field.
Katherine Desbrosses, track and field.
Sean Mitton, golf.