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35 Spring Athletes Cap their Prep Careers with Academic All-State Finish

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  • Post last modified:May 20, 2020

To achieve Academic All-State status is no small feat. But this year’s awardees in spring sports deserve special applause.

Senior prep athletes hoping to clinch a record or cap their careers with a final score, play, or push to the finish line were denied that chance this spring as Utah schools and communities united to defeat a different kind of opponent: COVID-19. But those who persevered with their schoolwork to finish high school strong will still get to take their place on the Academic All-State podium: 35 students representing all five of Canyons District’s high schools.

Sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA), the Academic All-State Award is reserved for graduating seniors who have excelled in their chosen sport while also maintaining near-perfect academic marks throughout their four years in high school.

The UHSAA also recently announced All-State winners in the categories of debate, music and theatre, including 19 students from CSD. 

The following honorees bring to 102 the total number of CSD students to be chosen this year for the award:

Boys Tennis
Jacob Simmons, Brighton
Jefferson Owen,  Brighton
Quentin Cook, Brighton
Chase Noel, Hillcrest

Girls Golf
Brynn Armstrong, Jordan
Amelia Nelson, Brighton
Brayden Barlage, Brighton

Kaitlyn Sterner, Jordan
Sydney Little, Brighton
Brooklyn Stromberg, Hillcrest

Girls Track and Field
Tess Plowman, Alta
Laura Lundahl, Brighton
Maile Jacobsen, Brighton
Makenna Lake, Brighton
Sarah Miller, Hillcrest

Boys Track and Field
Aaron Johnson, Jordan
Jacob Morton, Hillcrest
Zachary Katzenbach, Hillcrest

Girls Lacrosse
Megan Fernandez, Jordan
Halli Thompson, Jordan

Boys Lacrosse
Nathaniel Edwards, Jordan
Brecken Owens, Brighton
Joshua Nydegger, Brighton
Kyler Kehl, Brighton

Boys Soccer
Ryan Huber, Jordan
Wade Stepan, Jordan
Brandon Hassell, Brighton
Luke Fryer, Brighton
Mason Anger, Hillcrest
Peter Jacob, Hillcrest

Randen Grimshaw, Corner Canyon
Steve Street, Corner Canyon
Thomas Ellis, Brighton
Thomas Powley, Brighton
Douglas Smith II, Hillcrest

Halli Thompson, Jordan 
Jessica Pike, Jordan
Megan Fernandez, Jordan 

Daphne Rosales‐Castaneda, Jordan
Julia Hyer, Jordan
Logan Rose, Jordan
Richard Barnes, Jordan
Sydney Drake, Jordan
Abigail Hilbig, Alta
Aidan Marsh, Alta
Ebony Liu, Alta
Ellie Gehrett, Alta
Madilyn Bowles, Alta

Nathan Holley, Jordan
Abram Berry, Alta
Nathan Holley, Jordan
Aurie Ackermann, Alta
Lauren McHenry, Alta
Sophie Brown, Alta 


35 Spring Athletes Cap their Prep Careers with Academic All-State Finish