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26 FROM ARIZONA NAMED NHSCA ALL-AMERICANS

The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) announced the 2017 High School Academic All-Americans on Wednesday afternoon.

Arizona led the way with 26 Academic All Americans this year, according to a statement from the NHSCA. Virginia came next with 16. The student-athletes averaged a 3.9 GPA, with 50 students coming in with a 4.0 or better.

 

NHSCA ARIZONA LIST

 

Jayce Cunha competes in the sport of wrestling at Mountain View Marana for coach Paul Ponce. He is a three-time state place winner, finishing 4th as a sophomore, 4th as a junior and winning the title as a senior. Jayce had a 2017 season record of 28-4 and a career record of 107-26. He has a 3.7 GPA and is ranked #88 in his class of 429 students.

 

Marcus Castillo competes in the sport of wrestling at Mountain View for coach Paul Ponce. He placed 3rd in his state wrestling championships as a freshman and was the 2017 state champion. Marcus had a season record of 38-2 and has a career record to date of 59-6. He has a 3.4 GPA and would like to study Sports Medicine in college.

 

Andrew Cota competes in the sport of wrestling at Mountain View for coach PJ Ponce. He is a two-time state place winner, finishing 3rd as a sophomore and 2nd as a junior. Andrew had a 2017 season record of 42-8 and has a current career record of 102-34. He has a 3.5 GPA and is ranked #111 in his class of 472 students. He would like to major in engineering in college.

 

Franky Renteria competes in the sport of wrestling at San Manuel for coach Manny Yubeta. He is a two-time state place winner, finishing 2nd as a junior and 1st as a senior. Franky had a 2017 season record of 60-3 and a career record of 173-27. He has a 3.4 GPA and is ranked #8 in his class of 73 students. Franky will attend the University of Arizona pharmacy school.

 

Meredith Kiekintveld competes in the sport of Track and Field at Payson High School. She finished 4th in her state championships in the 100 hurdles in 2016. Meredith has a current GPA of 3.9.

 

Savanna White competes in the sport of volleyball at Payson. She was named 2nd Team All-State this year. has a 3.7 GPA.

 

Mason Berges competes in the sport of basketball at Blue Ridge for coach Darryl Suber. He was named 1st Team All State and the Regional Player of the Year for his 2017 season. Mason has a 4.0 GPA and is ranked #3 in his class of 196 students.

 

Olivia Grossklaus competes in the sport of women’s swimming at Red Mountain for coach Michael Peterson. She finished 1st in 100 Fly and 3rd in 50 Freestyle this year at her state swimming championships. Olivia has a 3.9 GPA and is ranked #35 in her class of 868 students.

 

Adam Henderson competes in the sport of wrestling at Blue Ridge for coach Travis Sorenson. He is a two-time state champion winning the title in 2016 and 2017. Adam had a 56-0 season record this year and has a current career record of 139-15. He has a 4.0 GPA and is ranked #1 in his class.

 

Chris Johnson competes in the sport of wrestling at Payson. He placed 3rd in his state wrestling championships this year. Chris had a 2017 season record of 41-10. He has a 3.8 GPA.

 

Frank Wyatt Chapman competes in the sport of Track & Field at Payson. He placed 6th in the 100, 7th in the 200 and 2nd in the 4 x 100 relay in 2013. In 2014, he placed 1st in the 100, 4th in the 200, and 4th in the 200 relay. In 2016, he placed 5th in the 100. Frank has a 3.4 GPA.

 

Nate Cluff competes in the sport of track & field at Payson. He placed 8th in the 300 hurdles in 2016. Nate has a 3.4 GPA.

 

Chaz Davis competes in the sport of track & field at Payson. He placed 4th in the 4 x 100 relay in 2014 and 6th in the 4 x 400 relay in 2016. Chaz has a 3.4 GPA.

 

  1. Glasscock competes in the sport of track & field at Payson. He placed 5th in the discus in his 2016 state championships. Atreyo has a 3.5 GPA.

 

Abigail Greenleaf competes in the sport of track & field at Payson. She is a two-time state place winner, finishing 8th in the 800 and 7th in the 4 x 800 relay in 2016. Abigail has a 3.5 GPA.

 

Jewel Johnson competes in the sport of softball at Payson. She was named 2nd Team All-State in 2016. Jewel has a 3.8 GPA.

 

Dylan Keeney competes in the sport of wrestling at Payson. He is a four-time state place winner, finishing 3rd as a freshman, 5th as a sophomore, 2nd as a junior, and 1st as a senior. Dylan had a 2017 season record of 50-3. He has a 3.4 GPA and will attend Colorado Mesa University.

 

Meredith Kiekintveld competes in the sport of track & field at Payson. She finished 4th in the 100 hurdles in 2016. Meredith has a 3.9 GPA.

 

Brandon Konecny competes in the sport of wrestling at Corona Del Sol for coach Jim Martinez. He is a four-time state place winner, finishing 5th as a freshman, 1st as a sophomore, junior and senior. Brandon had a 2017 season record of 26-0 and a career record of 121-12. He has a 3.4 GPA and is ranked #220 in his class of 710 students. He will attend the US Air Force Academy.

 

Brendan MacNabb competes in the sport of wrestling at Payson. He placed 5th in his state wrestling championships this year. Brendan had a 2017 season record of 26-10. He has a 3.8 GPA.

 

Mackenzie Mann competes in the sport of track & field at Payson. She placed 7th in the 4 x 800 relay in 2016. Mackenzie has a 3.5 GPA.

 

Gerardo Moceri competes in the sport of track & field at Payson. His relay finished 8th in the 4 x 800 in 2015 and he finished 7th in the 3200 in 2016. Gerardo has a 3.8 GPA.

 

Anna Schouten competes in the sport of track & field at Payson. She placed 4th in the 4 x 800 relay in 2016. Anna has a 4.0 GPA.

 

Sadie Sweeney competes in the sport of track & field at Payson. She placed 8th in the shot put in 2016 in her track & field state championships. Sadie has a 3.4 GPA.

 

Vincent Dolce competes in the sport of wrestling at Corona del Sol for coach Jim Martinez. He is a four-time state place winner, finishing 2nd as a freshman, 2nd as a sophomore, 1st as a junior and senior. Dolce had a 2017 season record of 26-0 and a career record of 142-19. He has a 3.7 GPA.

 

Korben White competes in the sports of track & field, football, and basketball for Payson. In 2015, he placed 5th in his track & field state championships in the shot put. He has a 3.6 GPA.

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