Sports360AZ All-Academic Girls Basketball Team (1A-3A)

For nine years, Sports360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. We are excited once again to introduce the Sports360AZ All-Academic Winter Sport Teams brought to you by IBEW Local 640, Desert Financial Credit UnionVenezia’s Pizzeria, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and Valle Luna Mexican restaurants to recognize excellence of student athletes not only in competition but in the classroom as well. 

We were overwhelmed by the response from players, coaches, athletic directors and parents and their nominations. This is the largest Sports360AZ All-Academic Winter Team in this recognition’s history with every sport setting a record number of nominations.

A few notes on how the team was compiled: 

Sports360AZ reached out to every athletic director in the state, as well as every varsity head coach for the respective sports requesting nominations based on performance in the classroom. We also opened up nominations to parents and players as well. This is the only way to be named to the all-academic team. Thank you to the high school community for recognizing these student-athletes!

IBEW Local 640 was chartered in 1925 to provide the best-qualified Electricians to our signatory Contractors and provide livable wages, health and retirement benefits for our members. In Arizona, the IBEW is the only organization that certifies the skills and knowledge of a Journeyman Wireman, and then backs that certification with a guarantee to the employers who hire them. As new green technologies are incorporated into the nation’s power grid, Local 640 leads the way in our ability to train and provide qualified manpower for solar and wind installations in the quantities that will be required to complete these projects.  

 

Desert Financial Credit Union was founded in 1939 by 15 Valley educators who wanted to serve their community. With just $78.75 between them, they pooled their money together to start a financial institution that would later become Arizona’s largest and most convenient locally-based credit union. Desert Financial is proud to have over 50 local branches across Arizona and over 330,000 members across the state. At Desert Financial, we have a passion for creating exceptional experiences for our members, and for giving back to our local community!

 

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As a thank you for participating in the All-Academic Fall teams, Venezia’s is currently offering $4 off any order of $25 or more by using offer code: AZ1421

 

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Thank you so much for your nominations, and be sure to use #Sports360AZScholars when sharing these teams on social media.

First Team

Natalie EppersonTempe Prep
5.0 weighted GPA
Maya KostovTempe Prep
4.89 weighted GPA
Alexandra CollierTrivium Prep
4.87 weighted GPA
Natalie EppersonTempe Prep
4.86 weighted GPA
Sophia ShoemakerGilbert Classical
4.85 weighted GPA
Jaydn ChristisonTrivium Prep
4.83 weighted GPA
Ellen RidingChandler Prep
4.83 weighted GPA
Evi YatesChandler Prep
4.82 weighed GPA
Tatum McDonaldChandler Prep
4.81 weighted GPA
Julia NorrisChandler Prep
4.79 weighted GPA
Rebekah BondChandler Prep
4.78 weighted GPA
Nyah Marie ValdezSedona Red Rock
4.75 weighted GPA
Maeve JastrzebskiTempe Prep
4.73 weighted GPA
Jillian McDonaldChandler Prep
4.72 weighted GPA
Adelaide HorstmannGilbert Classical
4.71 weighted GPA
Natalie WhitmerTempe Prep
4.71 weighted GPA
Canaya SmithGilbert Classical
4.71 weighted GPA
Yasmine SleimanGilbert Classical
4.71 weighted GPA
Maeve JastrzebskiTempe Prep
4.7 weighted GPA
Natalie WhitmerTempe Prep
4.68 weighted GPA
Eva GarciaYuma Catholic
4.62 weighted GPA
Shirley ZouTrivium Prep
4.61 weighted GPA
Riley SaldanoChandler Prep
4.61 weighted GPA
Yasmine SleimanGilbert Classical
4.6 weighted GPA
Seneca WilsonBenson
4.6 weighted GPA
Kelsey KlaubaGilbert Classical
4.57 weighted GPA
Olivia CadienChandler Prep
4.52 weighted GPA
Kylie MeerchaumYuma Catholic
4.51 weighted GPA
Kelsey KlaubaGilbert Classical
4.5 weighted GPA
Alissa KassebaumArete Prep
4.5 weighted GPA
Chloe MartinBenson
4.5 weighted GPA
Alana TaylorEastmark
4.5 weighted GPA
Claire NjugunaArete Prep
4.5 weighted GPA
Canaya SmithGilbert Classical
4.48 weighted GPA
Sophia ShoemakerGilbert Classical
4.46 weighted GPA
Isabel TorokYuma Catholic
4.44 weighted GPA
Juliette MountChandler Prep
4.44 weighted GPA
Sydney KlaubaGilbert Classical
4.43 weighted GPA
Franky SandovalYuma Catholic
4.42 weighted GPA
Armina PiedraYuma Catholic
4.42 weighted GPA
Isabela BorgesTrivium Prep
4.40 weighted GPA
Leah LaMontBenjamin Franklin
4.40 weighted gpa
Jennifer BarkerBenson
4.4 weighted GPA
Rachel GarverArete Prep
4.4 weighted GPA
Riley EmeryArete Prep
4.4 weighted GPA
Reese SellersYuma Catholic
4.39 weighted GPA
Hannah SwarthoutYuma Catholic
4.39 weighted GPA
Grace McElfreshTrivium Prep
4.39 weighted GPA
Reece SellersYuma Catholic
4.39 weighted GPA
Alexis GrossGilbert Christian
4.36 weighted GPA
Johanna BoshmaNorthwest Christian
4.35 weighted GPA
Amelia BartonEastmark
4.34 weighted GPA
Ainsley EbertPhoenix Christian
4.34 weighted GPA
Nikkianna KinselWestwood
4.33 weighted GPA
Brooklynne BlakePhoenix Christian
4.33 weighted GPA
Alexis DravesSan Tan Foothills
4.32 weighted GPA
Sydney KlaubaGilbert Classical
4.3 weighted GPA
Sara TollenArete Prep
4.3 weighted GPA
Mariah DominguezArete Prep
4.3 weighted GPA
Stephanie CastroBenjamin Franklin
4.29 weighted GPA
McKenna ReaganGilbert Classical
4.29 weighted GPA
Sierra NielsenGilbert Christian
4.27 weightedGPA
Lilly ThorudEastmark
4.27 weighted GPA
Katelyn BestNorthwest Christian
4.27 weighted GPA
Madalyn LarsonNorthwest Christian
4.24 weighted GPA
Leah EngleNorthwest Christian
4.24 weighted GPA
Abby BarrettNorthwest Christian
4.22 weighted GPA
Natalie MartinesTrivium Prep
4.21 weighted GPA
Maddie LyonsNorthwest Christian
4.19 weighted GPA
Cassidy AndersonGilbert Christian
4.19 weighted GPA
Dannica ZambranoBenjamin Franklin
4.17 weighted gpa
Mackenzie DragerGilbert Christian
4.17 weighted GPA
Kaylee HendrieCoolidge
4.17 weighted GPA
Ava EnglishBenjamin Franklin
4.17 weighted GPA
Arami MillerJoseph City
4.16 weighted GPA
Jane HunterNorthwest Christian
4.15 weighted GPA
Cline, AutumnPayson
4.14 weighted GPA
Cara PondLeading Edge
4.14 weighted GPA
Rylie TomcoGilbert Classical
4.14 weighted GPA
Michelle ValenzuelaTrivium Prep
4.12 weighted GPA
Brinleigh BegayChandler Prep
4.12 weighted GPA
Rylie TomcoGilbert Classical
4.1 weighted GPA
Tylinn McLawsMogollon
4.06 weighted GPA
Macfrarlane, DarbyPayson
4.05 weighted GPA
Malia TownePhoenix Christian
4.05 weighted GPA
Sarnowski, McKenziePason
4.0 weighted GPA
Hannah FoardeLeading Edge
4.0 weighted GPA
Riley FarnstromEastmark
4.0 weighted GPA
McKenna ReaganGilbert Classical
4.0 weighted GPA
Cheyenne MessersmithSeligman
4.0 weighted GPA
Briyanna PisanoYuma Catholic
4.0 weighted GPA
Tieya CrankGilbert Christian
4.0 weighted GPA
Brenlee HutchensJoseph City
4.0 weighted GPA
Amelie Buffill-GutierrezSabino
4.0 weighted GPA
Ellie PalmerBenson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Amber ThorsonLeading Edge
4.0 unweighted GPA
Jadah CortezMorenci
4.0 unweighted GPA
Jocelyn MossJoseph City
4.0 unweighted GPA
Siarra WilsonBenson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Anabel Rios FernandezSanta Cruz Valley Union
4.0 unweighted GPA
Shaylin TaylorBenson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Tatum BensonBenson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Neve RedhairPage
4.0 unweighted GPA
Danica SlackThe Odyssey Institute
4.0 unweighted GPA
Breana EnriquezValley Union
4.0 unweighted GPA
Lizet SonkeValley Union
4.0 unweighted GPA
Keira JeninsPage
4.0 unweighted GPA

 

Honorable Mention

Abbigail Colquitt – Mayer – 3.50 unweighted GPA
Abi Smith – Joseph City – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Abigail Benally – Holbrook – 3.82 weighted GPA
Abigayle Nez – Holbrook – 3.68 weighted GPA
Ajhana Tagler – Joseph City – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Alayzah Johnson – Leading Edge – 3.69 weighted GPA
Alina Bowden – The Odyssey Institute – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Allison Hackett – Benson – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Ally Jennings – Benson – 3.57 unweighted GPA
Amaya Sanchez – Morenci – 3.39 unweighted GPA
Amelia Gillespie – The Odyssey Institute – 3.48 unweighted GPA
Araya Williams – The Odyssey Institute – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Arianna Jenkins – Page – 3.97 unweighted GPA
Ash Keller – The Odyssey Institute – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Audrey Cobos – Leading Edge – 3.07 unweighted GPA
Audrey Mannie – Eastmark – 3.31 unweighted GPA
Aurora Grimwade – Phoenix Christian – 3.78 weighted GPA
Ava Neill – Joseph City – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Azyadette Carrillo – Phoenix Christian – 3.76 weighted GPA
Briana May – Mayer – 3.71 unweighted GPA
Brianna Martin – Benjamin Franklin – 3.17 unweighted GPA
Brionna Smith – Leading Edge – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Calla Smith – Page – 3.12 unweighted GPA
Cameryn Jones – Gilbert Christian – 3.95 weighted GPA
Celina Wilharm – Benson – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Chamique Nez – Page – 3.29 unweighted GPA
Chelzie Downs – Coolidge – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Cline, Kayla – Payson – 3.72 weighted GPA
DanielleMcCann – MAyer – 3.95 unweighted GPA
Darby Slack – The Odyssey Institute – 3.97 unweighted GPA
Diana Secody – Page – 3.02 unweighted GPA
Eliza Brimley – Eastmark – 3.6 weighted GPA
Ellie Hancock – Mogollon – 3.85 weighted GPA
Emily Darwin – Benson – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Emma Cochran – Mogollon – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Emma Wall – Sabino – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Emma Yazzie – Page – 3.81 unweighted GPA
Francine Keyonnie – Page – 3.46 unweighted GPA
Gabbi Bassett – Mayer – 3.07 unweighted GPA
Gabby Baer – Anthem Preparatory – 3.97 unweighted GPA
Grace Thompson – Coolidge – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Hailee – French – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Hannah Rogers – The Odyssey Institute – 3.67 unweighted GPA
Ines Siyuja – Seligman School – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Iris Siyuja – Seligman School – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Isabella Faith Davis – Santa Cruz Valley Union – 3.00 unweighted GPA
Jacey Flores – Northwest Christian – 3.75 weighted GPA
Jade Reid – Page – 3.63 unweighted GPA
Jasmine Jackson – Eastmark – 3.22 unweighted GPA
Jessica Jesmer – Joseph City – 3.65 weighted GPA
Jianna Amor Lopez – Santa Cruz Valley Union – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Jordan Simpson – Gilbert Christian – 3.78 weighted GPA
Kadence Armstrong – Joseph City – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Kadie Healy – Sabino – 3.6 weighted GPA
Kaley Steenstra – Northwest Christian – 3.94 weighted GPA
Kamryn Franco – Mogollon – 3.90 weighted GPA
Kate Edwards – Joseph City – 3.65 weighted GPA
Katelin Tsai – Benjamin Franklin – 3.75 weighted GPA
Katherine Poe – Northwest Christian – 3.95 weighted GPA
Keera Reidhead – Mogollon – 3.68 weighted GPA
Kennis Johnson – Trivium Prep – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Kiah Burt – Trivium Prep – 3.86 unweighted GPA
Lewis, Joslyn – Payson – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Lizneth Valdenea – Santa Cruz Valley Union – 3.80 unweighted GPA
Lynch, Autumn – Payson – 3.48 unweighted GPA
Lynzie-Erin Tree – Page – 3.25 unweighted GPA
Madison Demund – Benjamin Franklin – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Makaela Rodriguez – Santa Cruz Valley Union – 3.67 unweighted GPA
Marah Little – Page – 3.17 unweighted GPA
Marinelli, Brianna – Payson – 3.55 weighted GPA
Marlee Hebbring – Gilbert Christian – 3.95 weighted GPA
Mary Fransworth – Benjamin Franklin – 3.80 weighted gpa
Maya Dehlinger – Anthem Preparatory – 3.94 unweighted GPA
Maycee Finkbeiner – Gilbert Christian – 3.92 weighted GPA
McKartnie Skousen – ALA Queen Creek – 3.8 weighted GPA
Mikeya Sheppard – Tuba City – 3.7 weighted GPA
Miquedah Taliman – Page – 3.94 unweighted GPA
Morgan Smith – Leading Edge – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Morgan Tompkins – San Tan Foothills – 3.97 weighted GPA
Myles Stones – Eastmark – 3.82 weighted GPA
Nadya Begay – Page – 3.26 unweighted GPA
Nancy Felix – Phoenix Christian – 3.35 unweighted GPA
Neleigha Hutchens – Joseph City – 3.16 unweighted GPA
Neveah Wagner – The Odyssey Institute – 3.72 unweighted GPA
Noheah Aberle – Holbrook – 3.89 weighted GPA
Olivia Vega – Eastmark – 3.17 unweighted GPA
Paige Parry – Mogollon – 3.97 weighted GPA
Sara Harris – Leading Edge – 3.71 weighted GPA
Savannah Kinlicheenie – Joseph City – 3.51 weighted GPA
Shandelariah Footracer – Holbrook – 3.57 weighted GPA
Shayna Schiermeyer – Benjamin Franklin – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Sinai Ceballos – MAyer – 3.89 unweighted GPA
Sofie Youngs – Tempe Prep – 3.75 weighted GPA
Sofie Youngs – Tempe Prep – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Summer Begay – Page – 3.65 unweighted GPA
Talia Estrada – Leading Edge – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Talisha Attakai – Tuba City – 3.92 weighted GPA
Taryn Kelly – Chandler Prep – 3.85 weighted GPA
Tatumn Kelly – Chandler Prep – 3.60 weighted GPA
Taylor, McKayla – Pason – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Tenea Kissling – Joseph City – 3.56 weighted GPA
Theresa Macias – Santa Cruz Valley Union – 3.50 unweighted GPA
Trinity Curley – Page – 3.86 unweighted GPA
Vanessa McCloud – Trivium Prep – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Vanessa Morales – Mayer – 3.51 unweighted GPA
victoria Armijo – Valley Union – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Victoria Salgado – Leading Edge – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Waterman, Crystal – Pason – 3.45 unweighted GPA
Whaley, Magdelene – Payson – 3.88 weighted GPA
Zanna Brown – Gilbert Classical – 3.85 weighted GPA
Zanna Brown – Gilbert Classical – 3.8 weighted GPA
Zoey Olson – The Odyssey Institute – 3.2 unweighted GPA