These are your "2020-21 Scholar Athletes of the Year". Each of these athletes have met and exceeded our qualifications of 3.0GPA or higher, excelling at their chosen sport and contributing to their community through community service.
Zay Freeney(South 4.65gpa, class 2021) In his 50 game career he averaged 15.3pts per game and 2.7 steals. Zay graduated with college and dual credits from Law Magnet Program . He was the Phoenix Union District Academic Scholar Athlete. Has committed to play guard at NYU(New York University). He will be pursuing a degree in Contract Law.
Elijah Sanders(Ironwood 3.3gpa, class 2021) is an accomplished Football and Track athlete. On the football field he played receiver, safety, kick returner, punt returner, defensive back, running back and quarterback. Often playing several positions in the same game. He rarely left the field during a game. In 3 seasons Elijah scored 162pts, 27td's, 653yds rushing, 1,463yrds receiving, 81 receptions, 530yds on kick returns and 3 fumble recoveries. Will be playing football next year at University of Sioux Falls
Donovan Thomason (Saguaro 3.3gpa, class 2021) In 5 games he had 25 tackles and 4 pass knockdowns for the football team. Played as a Junior at Desert Vista High before transferring to national powerhouse Saguaro High for his senior year. He was also a starter on the basketball team that went to state. Will be playing LB/S at Concordia College next season.
John White Jr (3.0gpa, class 2021)
Finished his high school basketball career as Ironwood’s All-time leader in steals, wins, 3pt percentage and 3pt made. Averaged 16 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.7 assist and 2.6 steals. Awards: All District 1st Team, All-State 2nd Team, 1 State Championship, 4 Final Fours, 3 Years Team Captain and 4 Years as a Varsity Player. Will be majoring in Business or Sports Management while playing college basketball at Central Arizona College (Jr College).
Jerris Baker (4.0gpa, Class 2021) The only golfer that we have in this years class. Started playing at the age of 11. Received 4 MVP Awards as a team captain. Has a handicap of 2. Top 20 golfer in the state. Also is a flautist in his schools award winning wind ensemble. Will be attending Miles College playing golf and majoring in Accounting and Actuary.
Desmon Holton ( 4.2gpa, Class 2021)
On the track he ran the 100m, 200m, 4x100 and the 300m hurdles. On the football field he averaged 6.4yds per catch. Will be playing WR at Lewis and Clark University next season. Wants to major in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
A.J. Hamil (3.8gpa, Class 2021) Track athlete and a famous TikToker. A fantastic athlete that competed in multiple events. On the trach he competed in the 100m, 200m and 400m dashes. Was an All Sports360AZ All-Academic.
Juan Richie Acosta (3.57gpa, Class 2021) A high level football player. An undersized guard that really dominated players 4 inches taller and weighing 50 pounds heavier. Player of the week by All Sports Tucson. Did college dual enrollment. Wants to major in Psychology.
Ian Williamson (3.7gpa, Class 2021) Played football, baseball, track and basketball as a varsity athletes. Averaged 6.7yds per carry over 3 seasons on the football field. Has received scholarships to play multiple sports in college. Will be majoring in Engineering or Architecture.
Eric Foiryolo (4.1gpa, Class 2021)
Played in 11 soccer games with 11 shots and 26 steals. Was 2nd team All Conference. He also ran cross country. Eric will not be playing any sports, so he can concentrate on his studies. He wants to major in the Medical Field and eventually go to Medical School.
Desire Havyarimana (3.5gpa, Class 2021)
An exceptional soccer player. He played soccer, cross country and track and field. He will be playing soccer and running track on the collegiate level. He will be attending Pima Community College majoring in Engineering.