Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country Team (Division III & IV)

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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 Fall Sport Teams brought to you by IBEW Local 640, Desert Financial Credit UnionVenezia’s PizzeriaBerge Volkswagen and Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona 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 Fall Team in this recognition’s history. Every sport set 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

Caroline WebsterTempe Prep Academy
5.00 weighted GPA
Catherine RossTempe Prep Academy
5.00 weighted GPA
Lainey WaitTempe Prep Academy
5.00 weighted GPA
Antonia ArellanoHorizon Honors
5.0 weighted GPA
Dallin WahlinBlue Ridge
5.0 weighted GPA
Landon RiggBlue Ridge
5.0 weighted GPA
Liam ProctorHorizon Honors
5.0 weighted GPA
Aranea DunckleySaguaro
5.0 weighted GPA
Owen ReichGilbert Classical Academy
5.0 weighted GPA
Abigail SawyerGilbert Classical Academy
5.0 weighted GPA
Kylie KlassenTempe Prep Academy
4.95 weighted GPA
Gabri SaboTempe Prep Academy
4.94 weighted GPA
Francisco CanoTrivium Prep
4.88 weighted GPA
Julia SaundersChandler Prep
4.86 weighted GPA
Amanda MurphyTrivium Prep
4.86 weighted GPA
Paulina SotoRio Rico
4.83 weighted GPA
Sophia KemlingTrivium Prep
4.83 weighted GPA
Kensey LangTrivium Prep
4.83 weighted GPA
Lea RosztoczyTrivium Prep
4.83 weighted GPA
Elijah WoolridgeBlue Ridge
4.8 weighted GPA
Lydia SzaboBlue Ridge
4.8 weighted GPA
Nathaniel DunckleySaguaro
4.8 weighted GPA
Natalie LarsonBlue Ridge
4.72 weighted GPA
Valeria ZavalzaPoston Butte
4.72 weighted GPA
Angela HolmanRio Rico
4.71 weighted GPA
Alexander AtkinsonBlue Ridge
4.7 weighted GPA
Ben RicheyChandler Prep
4.69 weighted GPA
William WatkinsPoston Butte
4.66 weighted GPA
Noah KilleenEstrella Foothills
4.63 weighted GPA
Colter ApplegateBlue Ridge
4.6 weighted GPA
Steven HallsBlue Ridge
4.6 weighted GPA
Zachary WoolridgeBlue Ridge
4.6 weighted GPA
Lucy HerbertSaguaro
4.6 weighted GPA
Arturo PachecoGilbert Classical Academy
4.6 weighted GPA
Ayla YoungGilbert Classical Academy
4.6 weighted GPA
Caleb ThomasGilbert Classical Academy
4.6 weighted GPA
Jacob GaileyGilbert Classical Academy
4.6 weighted GPA
Mia Cruz AndradeGilbert Classical Academy
4.6 weighted GPA
Ruth GaileyGilbert Classical Academy
4.6 weighted GPA
Thomas RotchfordNorth Phoenix Prep
4.6 weighted GPA
Riley ZapataChandler Prep
4.6 weighted GPA
Elliot HolstHorizon Honors
4.57 weighted GPA
Malia WilliamsTempe Prep Academy
4.55 weighted GPA
Branden LienTrivium Prep
4.53 weighted GPA
Kailee AustinTempe Prep Academy
4.52 weighted GPA
Jackson KnippersBlue Ridge
4.5 weighted GPA
Anna FahlmanSeton Catholic Prep
4.5 weighted GPA
Charles MannSaguaro
4.5 weighted GPA
Parker MarriottSaguaro
4.5 weighted GPA
Richard JohnstonNorth Phoenix Prep
4.5 weighted GPA
Adelaide HorstmannGilbert Classical Academy
4.5 weighted GPA
Samuel NeatJoseph City
4.5 unweighted GPA
Kenneth RussellTempe Prep Academy
4.42 weighted GPA
Vanessa McCloudTrivium Prep
4.42 weighted GPA
Samantha SayerTempe Prep Academy
4.41 weighted GPA
Grace StoopsArete Prep
4.4 weighted GPA
Josh MorrisSeton Catholic Prep
4.4 weighted GPA
Carmen KatholSaguaro
4.4 weighted GPA
Bethelle RushtonArete Prep
4.4 weighted GPA
Regan BirkGilbert Classical Academy
4.4 weighted GPA
Tally ThompsonGilbert Classical
4.4 weighted GPA
Lauren KemperChandler Prep
4.4 weighted GPA
Alexandra ComusValley Lutheran
4.4 weighted GPA
Zack McIntyreTempe Prep
4.39 weighted GPA
Claire KnappenbergerEstrella Foothills
4.38 weighted GPA
Ethan LandinginTrivium Prep
4.34 weighted GPA
Parker StoftChandler Prep
4.34 weighted GPA
Brandon PereyaTrivium Prep
4.33 weighted GPA
Jillian RaabNorthland Prep
4.33 weighted GPA
Martyna PlacekSt. John Paul II Catholic
4.31 weighted GPA
Jack RodriguezSeton Catholic Prep
4.3 weighted GPA
Natalie HorkySeton Catholic Prep
4.3 weighted GPA
Broc BergSaguaro
4.3 weighted GPA
Hyrum SawyerGilbert Classical Academy
4.3 weighted GPA
Sara TollenArete Prep
4.3 weighted GPA
Eliza MoyerNorthland Prep
4.28 weighted GPA
Abby RutkowskiEstrella Foothills
4.25 weighted GPA
Catherine PipitoneNotre Dame
4.24 weighted GPA
Destiny AvecedoSt. John Paul II Catholic
4.23 unweighted GPA
Lydia SchoutenPayson
4.21 weighted GPA
Kennedy HarperEstrella Foothills
4.20 weighted GPA
Noah WessonArete Prep
4.2 weighted GPA
Marykatherine OzlanskiNotre Dame
4.2 weighted GPA
Allie YoungsTempe Prep Academy
4.19 weighted GPA
Charles ElliottPusch Ridge
4.19 weighted GPA
Maddie KleiSt. John Paul II Catholic
4.19 unweighted GPA
Johanna HolmanRio Rico
4.17 weighted GPA
Paula EnriquezRio Rico
4.17 weighted GPA
Noah HankinsNotre Dame
4.17 weighted GPA
Brendan MeixnerSalpointe Catholic
4.17 weighted GPA
Michael UrbanskiSalpointe Catholic
4.16 weighted GPA
Bryce BushmanJoseph city
4.16 unweighted GPA
Jareon MillerJoseph City
4.16 unweighted GPA
Kelten ChairezJoseph City
4.16 unweighted GPA
Max PfaffingerEstrella Foothills
4.13 weighted GPA
Kristen KeatingSaint Mary’s
4.12 weighted GPA
Nathaniel DysonSalpointe Catholic
4.12 weighted GPA
Malia TownePhoenix Christian Prep
4.12 weighted GPA
Reagan KraftSalpointe Catholic
4.11 weighted GPA
Anthony CaballeroChandler Prep
4.11 weighted GPA
Kylie WildSalpointe Catholic
4.10 weighted GPA
Alex GongValley Lutheran
4.1 weighted GPA
Dana Leib-PerryNorthland Prep
4.1 weighted GPA
Dylan RobertsonNotre Dame
4.09 weighted GPA
Ella LahrNotre Dame
4.08 weighted GPA
Bella CaldwellSalpointe Catholic
4.08 weighted GPA
Kayla PineadaTrivium Prep
4.08 weighted GPA
Nevan WatsonNorthland Prep
4.06 weighted GPA
Jacob NemivantNotre Dame
4.04 weighted GPA
Robert BergerNorthland Prep
4.04 weighted GPA
Maria Fernanda Ruiz de ChavezSalpointe Catholic
4.03 weighted GPA
Peyton MaturaNotre Dame
4.01 weighted GPA
Ava HandelNotre Dame
4.00 unweighted GPA
Caitlyn ClouatreGilbert Christian
4.0 weighted GPA
Desirae LunsfordPayson
4.0 weighted GPA
Megan CollardGilbert Christian
4.0 weighted GPA
Ryley NelsonGilbert Christian
4.0 weighted GPA
Thomas MillerGilbert Christian
4.0 weighted GPA
Weston OliverGilbert Christian
4.0 weighted GPA
Winifred PainePayson
4.0 weighted GPA
Avrille GironRio Rico
4.0 weighted GPA
Dillon EisnerChino Valley
4.0 weighted GPA
Quenton MetzChino Valley
4.0 weighted GPA
Trent SwickChino Valley
4.0 weighted GPA
Emiko MartinTonopah Valley
4.0 weighted GPA
Sophia RicoSalpointe Catholic
4.0 weighted GPA
Danna Carrazco RiosGilbert Classical Academy
4.0 weighted GPA
Jaden SchneiderArete Prep
4.0 weighted GPA
Kristofer NoelkeValley Lutheran
4.0 weighted GPA
Samuel JohnstonNorth Phoenix Prep
4.0 weighted GPA
Adelle BoxbergerParadise Honors
4.0 unweighted GPA
Caroline HoytBlue Ridge
4.0 unweighted GPA
Logan JoeBlue Ridge
4.0 unweighted GPA
Jacob ShouldersParadise Honors
4.0 unweighted GPA
Kennady RolfeParadise Honors
4.0 unweighted GPA
Steven FariaMohave
4.0 unweighted GPA
Adelle BoxbergerParadise Honors
4.0 unweighted GPA
Breanne PettyChino Valley
4.0 unweighted GPA
Christine ConteYuma Catholic
4.0 unweighted GPA
Emmeline MetzChino Valley
4.0 unweighted GPA
Leslie EstradaChino Valley
4.0 unweighted GPA
Marlee HewlettYuma Catholic
4.0 unweighted GPA
Olivia JonesYuma Catholic
4.0 unweighted GPA
Rylie StevensonYuma Catholic
4.0 unweighted GPA
Ava HancockJoseph City
4.0 unweighted GPA
Jasmine NellsJoseph City
4.0 unweighted GPA
Ella AlreadBanson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Joseph AkersBenson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Emily MullaneyBASIS Flagstaff
4.0 unweighted GPA
Amity HallBenson
4.0 unweighted GPA
Jessica MadridRound Valley
4.0 unweighted GPA
Jhett HamblinRound Valley
4.0 unweighted GPA
Korbin BurkeSedona Red Rock
4.0 unweighted GPA
Ryder HadlockRound Valley
4.0 unweighted GPA
Shota YabuuchiSedona Red Rock
4.0 unweighted GPA
Skyla BirdSedona Red Rock
4.0 unweighted GPA


Honorable Mention

Aaric Myatt – Benson – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Aaron Bitton – Eastmark – 3.85 weighted GPA
Abigail Oxentenko – Notre Dame – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Abigayle Nez – Holbrook – 3.82 weighted GPA
Adam Gray – Chino Valley – 3.69 weighted GPA
Adam Shirley-Lucero – Seton Catholic Prep – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Adriel Hernandez – Phoenix Christian Prep – 3.75 weighted GPA
Alex Matura – Notre Dame – 3.87 weighted GPA
Alexis Lambert – Salpointe Catholic – 3.93 weighted GPA
Anaelle DePoint – Salpointe Catholic – 3.96 weighted GPA
Andre Coomer – Chino Valley – 3.31 weighted GPA
Anilee Lesueur – Blue Ridge – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Annabella Galeski – Pusch Ridge – 3.69 unweighted GPA
Anneliese Goode – Blue Ridge – 3.5 weighted GPA
Anthnoy Rodriguez – Phoenix Christian – 3.74 weighted GPA
Aspen Lesueur – Blue Ridge – 3.3 unweighted GPA
Ava Maloney – Rancho Solano Prep – 3.74 unweighted GPA
Bannon Johnstun – Joseph City – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Bea Heal – Salpointe Catholic – 3.87 weighted GPA
Bradern Brimhall – Blue Ridge – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Brady Spinti – BASIS Flagstaff – 3.86 unweighted GPA
Bridger Fields – Joseph City – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Briley Barney – Benson – 3.64 unweighted GPA
Brooke Schmidt – Benson – 3.57 unweighted GPA
Caleb Harman – Yuma Catholic – 3.92 unweighted GPA
Camden Lopez – Gilbert Christian – 3.5 weighted GPA
Cameron Graninger – Notre Dame – 3.97 weighted GPA
Cameron Short – Notre Dame – 3.89 weighted GPA
Candice Joy Pocase – Santa Rita – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Carlos Diaz-Carrera – Saint Mary’s – 3.83 weighted GPA
Catherine Fairbanks – Saint Mary’s – 3.95 weighted GPA
Cayden Slade – Paradise Honors – 3.61 unweighted GPA
Chris Menghini – Payson – 3.58 weighted GPA
Christopher Iammarino – Paradise Honors – 3.89 unweighted GPA
Christopher Martin – Notre Dame – 3.67 unweighted GPA
Colin Short – Notre Dame – 3.81 unweighted GPA
Coty Taris – Notre Dame – 3.46 unweighted GPA
Dallon Walker – Round Valley – 3.0 unweighted GPA
David Carson – Gilbert Christian – 3.5 weighted GPA
Daytona Taylor – Rancho Solano Prep – 3.78 unweighted GPA
Delma Santiago – Benson – 3.60 unweighted GPA
Diego Delgado – Salpointe Catholic – 3.59 weighted GPA
Diego Veliz – Salpointe Catholic – 3.66 weighted GPA
Ellie Larson – Blue Ridge – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Elliott Shewbridge – Seton Catholic Prep – 3.4 unweighted GPA
Emilia Garnand – Pusch Ridge – 3.77 unweighted GPA
Emma Furtado-Merlyn – Chino Valley – 3.91 unweighted GPA
Emma Paine – Payson – 3.96 weighted GPA
Ethan Cleland – Seton Catholic Prep – 3.6 weighted GPA
Ethan Rodriguez-Story – Saguaro – 3.8 weighted GPA
Evan Grawer – Notre Dame – 3.04 unweighted GPA
Evan Morozowich – Notre Dame – 3.71 unweighted GPA
Faith Samuel – Saint Mary’s – 3.5 weighted GPA
Francisco Murrieta Rios – Rio Rico – 3.67 weighted GPA
Gilbert Mancilla – Notre Dame – 3.16 unweighted GPA
Gisell Bojorquez-Rodriguez – Rio Rico – 3.75 weighted GPA
Haden Davis – Payson – 3.83 weighted GPA
Hailey Pinkus – Rancho Solano Prep – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Hannah Trujillo – Notre Dame – 3.67 unweighted GPA
Harper Carr – Gilbert Christian – 3.7 weighted GPA
Isaak Ulm – Northland Prep – 3.94 weighted GPA
Isabella Brodour – Notre Dame – 3.63 unweighted GPA
Isabella Macias – Seton Catholic Prep – 3.6 weighted GPA
Jackson McCall – Round Valley – 3.36 unweighted GPA
Jacqueline (Jackie) Palmer – Sedona Red Rock – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Jade Graden – Estrella Foothills – 3.78 weighted GPA
Janina Eddy – Notre Dame – 3.83 weighted GPA
Jena Klenner – Paradise Honors – 3.42 unweighted GPA
Jessica Mangels – Valley Lutheran – 3.9 weighted GPA
John Harris – Salpointe Catholic – 3.73 weighted GPA
Jonah Pearson – North Phoenix Prep – 3.9 weighted GPA
Jonathan Dominguez – St. John Paul II Catholic – 3.5 weighted GPA
Jordan Simpson – Gilbert Christian – 3.7 weighted GPA
Jorge Soto – Saint Mary’s High – 3.73 weighted GPA
Joseph Woolridge – Blue Ridge – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Joshua Rue – Valley Lutheran – 3.9 weighted GPA
Journey Fleishman – Pusch Ridge – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Kaden Duryea – North Phoenix Prep – 3.8 weighted GPA
Kaiana Bayliss – Mohave – 3.92 unweighted GPA
Karen Velasco – Rio Rico – 3.67 weighted GPA
Karina Trujillo – Chino Valley – 3.83 unweighted GPA
Katelyn Kitchen – Notre Dame – 3.79 unweighted GPA
Katie Cafferelli – Notre Dame – 3.95 weighted GPA
Konner Kim – Trivium Prep – 3.67 weighted GPA
Lainey Tsosie – Paradise Honors – 3.77 unweighted GPA
Larenia Murray – Poston Butte – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Leilany Mendoza – Round Valley – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Lillian Greenwood – Saint Mary’s – 3.57 weighted GPA
Lina Trujillo – Phoenix Christian Prep – 3.69 weighted
Luka Smolens – Saguaro – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Marshall Van Atten – Blue Ridge – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Matt Kester – Payson – 3.78 weighted GPA
Max Frost – Benson – 3.71 unweighted GPA
Mckenzie Ball – Payson – 3.92 weighted GPA
Michael Arzabal – Estrella Foothills – 3.94 weighted GPA
Morgan Smith – Notre Dame – 3.09 unweighted GPA
Natalie Grimaldo – Paradise Honors – 3.08 unweighted GPA
Natalie Guzman – St. John Paul II Catholic – 3.6 weighted GPA
Nayeli Saldana – Chino Valley – 3.97 unweighted GPA
Noah Watkins – Poston Butte – 3.83 weighted GPA
Noah Zygmunt – Notre Dame – 3.79 weighted GPA
Nolan Engel – Gilbert Christian – 3.8 weighted GPA
Owen Beatty – Joseph City – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Peter Miller – Joseph City – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Preston Holm – Round Valley – 3.08 unweighted GPA
Richard Chance Marstella – St,. John Paul II Catholic – 3.55 weighted GPA
Rocky Brown – Blue Ridge – 3.6 unweighted GPA
Ryan Kralik – Seton Catholic Prep – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Ryan Ramsden – Salpointe Catholic – 3.61 weighted GPA
Samantha Lizarraga – St. John Paul II Catholic – 3.58 weighted GPA
Samantha Semaan – Seton Catholic Prep – 3.5 weighted GPA
Samuel Bartoszek – Seton Catholic Prep – 3.6 weighted GPA
Sasha Ogburn – Rio Rico – 3.83 weighted GPA
Sean Laura – Benson – 3.42 unweighted GPA
Siarra Wilson – Benson – 3.86 unweighted GPA
Stephen Csizmadia – Valley Lutheran – 3.8 weighted GPA
Sydney Rolfe – Paradise Honors – 3.89 unweighted GPA
Tegan Kelley – Notre Dame – 3.26 unweighted GPA
Thomas Caywood – Benson – 3.31 unweighted GPA
Trevor Johnson – Notre Dame – 3.6 weighted GPA
Troy Holderby – North Phoenix Prep – 3.9 weighted GPA
Turhan Bravo Navarro – Cortez – 3.44 weighted GPA
Unique Zuniga – Saguaro – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Wes Lannuier – Arete Prep – 3.8 weighted GPA
Wolfgang Wischki – Pusch Ridge – 3.61 unweighted GPA
Wyatt Preble – Salpointe Catholic – 3.55 weighted GPA
Yaritza Landa – Sedona Red Rock – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Zach Laura – Benson – 3.98 unweighted GPA

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