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!

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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 Epperson Tempe Prep
5.0 weighted GPA
Maya Kostov Tempe Prep
4.89 weighted GPA
Alexandra Collier Trivium Prep
4.87 weighted GPA
Natalie Epperson Tempe Prep
4.86 weighted GPA
Sophia Shoemaker Gilbert Classical
4.85 weighted GPA
Jaydn Christison Trivium Prep
4.83 weighted GPA
Ellen Riding Chandler Prep
4.83 weighted GPA
Evi Yates Chandler Prep
4.82 weighed GPA
Tatum McDonald Chandler Prep
4.81 weighted GPA
Julia Norris Chandler Prep
4.79 weighted GPA
Rebekah Bond Chandler Prep
4.78 weighted GPA
Nyah Marie Valdez Sedona Red Rock
4.75 weighted GPA
Maeve Jastrzebski Tempe Prep
4.73 weighted GPA
Jillian McDonald Chandler Prep
4.72 weighted GPA
Adelaide Horstmann Gilbert Classical
4.71 weighted GPA
Natalie Whitmer Tempe Prep
4.71 weighted GPA
Canaya Smith Gilbert Classical
4.71 weighted GPA
Yasmine Sleiman Gilbert Classical
4.71 weighted GPA
Maeve Jastrzebski Tempe Prep
4.7 weighted GPA
Natalie Whitmer Tempe Prep
4.68 weighted GPA
Eva Garcia Yuma Catholic
4.62 weighted GPA
Shirley Zou Trivium Prep
4.61 weighted GPA
Riley Saldano Chandler Prep
4.61 weighted GPA
Yasmine Sleiman Gilbert Classical
4.6 weighted GPA
Seneca Wilson Benson
4.6 weighted GPA
Kelsey Klauba Gilbert Classical
4.57 weighted GPA
Olivia Cadien Chandler Prep
4.52 weighted GPA
Kylie Meerchaum Yuma Catholic
4.51 weighted GPA
Kelsey Klauba Gilbert Classical
4.5 weighted GPA
Alissa Kassebaum Arete Prep
4.5 weighted GPA
Chloe Martin Benson
4.5 weighted GPA
Alana Taylor Eastmark
4.5 weighted GPA
Claire Njuguna Arete Prep
4.5 weighted GPA
Canaya Smith Gilbert Classical
4.48 weighted GPA
Sophia Shoemaker Gilbert Classical
4.46 weighted GPA
Isabel Torok Yuma Catholic
4.44 weighted GPA
Juliette Mount Chandler Prep
4.44 weighted GPA
Sydney Klauba Gilbert Classical
4.43 weighted GPA
Franky Sandoval Yuma Catholic
4.42 weighted GPA
Armina Piedra Yuma Catholic
4.42 weighted GPA
Isabela Borges Trivium Prep
4.40 weighted GPA
Leah LaMont Benjamin Franklin
4.40 weighted gpa
Jennifer Barker Benson
4.4 weighted GPA
Rachel Garver Arete Prep
4.4 weighted GPA
Riley Emery Arete Prep
4.4 weighted GPA
Reese Sellers Yuma Catholic
4.39 weighted GPA
Hannah Swarthout Yuma Catholic
4.39 weighted GPA
Grace McElfresh Trivium Prep
4.39 weighted GPA
Reece Sellers Yuma Catholic
4.39 weighted GPA
Alexis Gross Gilbert Christian
4.36 weighted GPA
Johanna Boshma Northwest Christian
4.35 weighted GPA
Amelia Barton Eastmark
4.34 weighted GPA
Ainsley Ebert Phoenix Christian
4.34 weighted GPA
Nikkianna Kinsel Westwood
4.33 weighted GPA
Brooklynne Blake Phoenix Christian
4.33 weighted GPA
Alexis Draves San Tan Foothills
4.32 weighted GPA
Sydney Klauba Gilbert Classical
4.3 weighted GPA
Sara Tollen Arete Prep
4.3 weighted GPA
Mariah Dominguez Arete Prep
4.3 weighted GPA
Stephanie Castro Benjamin Franklin
4.29 weighted GPA
McKenna Reagan Gilbert Classical
4.29 weighted GPA
Sierra Nielsen Gilbert Christian
4.27 weightedGPA
Lilly Thorud Eastmark
4.27 weighted GPA
Katelyn Best Northwest Christian
4.27 weighted GPA
Madalyn Larson Northwest Christian
4.24 weighted GPA
Leah Engle Northwest Christian
4.24 weighted GPA
Abby Barrett Northwest Christian
4.22 weighted GPA
Natalie Martines Trivium Prep
4.21 weighted GPA
Maddie Lyons Northwest Christian
4.19 weighted GPA
Cassidy Anderson Gilbert Christian
4.19 weighted GPA
Dannica Zambrano Benjamin Franklin
4.17 weighted gpa
Mackenzie Drager Gilbert Christian
4.17 weighted GPA
Kaylee Hendrie Coolidge
4.17 weighted GPA
Ava English Benjamin Franklin
4.17 weighted GPA
Arami Miller Joseph City
4.16 weighted GPA
Jane Hunter Northwest Christian
4.15 weighted GPA
Cline, Autumn Payson
4.14 weighted GPA
Cara Pond Leading Edge
4.14 weighted GPA
Rylie Tomco Gilbert Classical
4.14 weighted GPA
Michelle Valenzuela Trivium Prep
4.12 weighted GPA
Brinleigh Begay Chandler Prep
4.12 weighted GPA
Rylie Tomco Gilbert Classical
4.1 weighted GPA
Tylinn McLaws Mogollon
4.06 weighted GPA
Macfrarlane, Darby Payson
4.05 weighted GPA
Malia Towne Phoenix Christian
4.05 weighted GPA
Sarnowski, McKenzie Pason
4.0 weighted GPA
Hannah Foarde Leading Edge
4.0 weighted GPA
Riley Farnstrom Eastmark
4.0 weighted GPA
McKenna Reagan Gilbert Classical
4.0 weighted GPA
Cheyenne Messersmith Seligman
4.0 weighted GPA
Briyanna Pisano Yuma Catholic
4.0 weighted GPA
Tieya Crank Gilbert Christian
4.0 weighted GPA
Brenlee Hutchens Joseph City
4.0 weighted GPA
Amelie Buffill-Gutierrez Sabino
4.0 weighted GPA
Ellie Palmer Benson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Amber Thorson Leading Edge
4.0 unweighted GPA
Jadah Cortez Morenci
4.0 unweighted GPA
Jocelyn Moss Joseph City
4.0 unweighted GPA
Siarra Wilson Benson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Anabel Rios Fernandez Santa Cruz Valley Union
4.0 unweighted GPA
Shaylin Taylor Benson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Tatum Benson Benson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Neve Redhair Page
4.0 unweighted GPA
Danica Slack The Odyssey Institute
4.0 unweighted GPA
Breana Enriquez Valley Union
4.0 unweighted GPA
Lizet Sonke Valley Union
4.0 unweighted GPA
Keira Jenins Page
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