Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country Team (Divisions I & II)

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For eight years, Sport360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. We are excited to introduce the Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country Teams brought to you by Venezia’s Pizzeria, IBEW 640 and Arrow Awards to recognize excellence of student-athletes not only on the field but in the classroom as well.

We were overwhelmed by the response from players, coaches, athletic directors and parents and their nominations. The Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country Teams helped contribute to our biggest response for fall sports in the award’s history.

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Thank you so much for your nominations, and be sure to use #Sports360AZScholars when sharing these teams on social media.

Without further ado, we are thrilled to present the Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country Team (Divisions I & II):

First Team

Isabel Madrid Basha 5.0 weighted GPA
Brielle Edwards Basha 4.93 weighted GPA
Peyton Idleman Perry 4.92 weighted GPA
Colin Zurek Casteel 4.78 weighted GPA
Lauren Birely Basha 4.72 weighted GPA
Graham Farnsworth Casteel 4.72 weighted GPA
Rylee Engelken Perry 4.71 weighted GPA
Aidan Johansson Shadow Ridge 4.7 weighted GPA
Matthew Camp Perry 4.7 weighted GPA
Carolina Durazo Nogales 4.68 weighted GPA
Autumn Fairbanks Skyline 4.67 weighted GPA
Cade Woolf Red Mountain 4.67 weighted GPA
Corbyn Van Hoose Valley Vista 4.67 weighted GPA
Bethany Brooks Empire 4.67 weighted GPA
James Cardon Perry 4.6 weighted GPA
Kaden Passey Shadow Ridge 4.6 weighted GPA
Anthony Gibbs Shadow Ridge 4.59 weighted GPA
Jackelyn Lobatos Red Mountain 4.59 weighted GPA
Kalli Verzera Mountain View Mesa 4.56 weighted GPA
Jacob Stabler Perry 4.52 weighted GPA
Angel Sierra Maryvale 4.5 weighted GPA
Erik Winter Shadow Ridge 4.5 weighted GPA
Jacob Doest Skyline 4.5 weighted GPA
Jaxon Mills Skyline 4.5 weighted GPA
Joseph Hamilton Red Mountain 4.5 weighted GPA
Luke Wise Shadow Ridge 4.5 weighted GPA
Brandy Perez Nogales 4.5 weighted GPA
Robert Cross Shadow Ridge 4.46 weighted GPA
Bradley Essegian Shadow Ridge 4.45 weighted GPA
Dana Crist Perry 4.45 weighted GPA
Natalya Pooley Skyline 4.45 weighted GPA
Ariel Fendenheim Red Mountain 4.43 weighted GPA
Caleb Young Skyline 4.43 weighted GPA
Jackie Larson Nogales 4.42 weighted GPA
Haden Pittson Shadow Ridge 4.4 weighted GPA
Haden Pittson Shadow Ridge 4.4 weighted GPA
Kyra Glassey Marana 4.4 weighted GPA
Idaly Banuelos Nogales 4.38 weighted GPA
Tessa Soukup Marana 4.38 weighted GPA
Rylee Gresham Shadow Ridge 4.35 weighted GPA
Sydnee Elliott Casteel High 4.35 weighted GPA
Kayla Hansen Red Mountain 4.33 weighted GPA
Abigail Welch Mountain View Mesa 4.3 weighted GPA
Angel Tapia Maryvale 4.3 weighted GPA
Bailey Smith Shadow Ridge 4.3 weighted GPA
Carter Owens Skyline 4.5 weighted GPA
Delaney Miller Basha 4.3 weighted GPA
Elijah Levin Shadow Ridge 4.3 weighted GPA
Emma Horton Shadow Ridge 4.3 weighted GPA
Jacob Bacome Shadow Ridge 4.3 weighted GPA
James Kinney Perry 4.3 weighted GPA
Matthew Riehm Shadow Ridge 4.3 weighted GPA
Michael Nevarez Shadow Ridge 4.3 Weighted GPA
Michael Averett Empire 4.3 weighted GPA
Taryn Bickle Skyline 4.29 weighted GPA
Leah Anderson Perry 4.28 weighted GPA
Cheycee Spencer Mountain View Mesa 4.27 weighted GPA
Sam Andersen Perry 4.27 weighted GPA
Isabella Arias Shadow Ridge 4.25 weighted GPA
Isabella Arias Shadow Ridge 4.25 weighted GPA
Kaylee Freudenthal Skyline 4.25 weighted GPA
Sean Flynn Perry 4.25 weighted GPA
Sofia Durazo Nogales 4.25 weighted GPA
Charlie Fallon Brophy Prep 4.24 weighted GPA
Jessie Salinas Brophy Prep 4.24 weighted GPA
Xander Black Brophy Prep 4.24 weighted GPA
Emma Roberts Empire 4.24 weighted GPA
Tara Funk Mountain View Mesa 4.23 weighted GPA
Brody Haar Brophy Prep 4.22 weighted GPA
Matthew Judd Mesa Mountain View 4.22 weighted GPA
Alyssa Bickle Skyline 4.21 weighted GPA
Grace Ghost Shadow Ridge 4.21 weighted GPA
Kate Brockman Red Mountain 4.21 weighted GPA
Austin Hutchings Perry 4.2 weighted GPA
Mia Avelar Maryvale 4.2 weighted GPA
Jackson Moran Brophy Prep 4.19 weighted GPA
Sydney Jelleberg Skyline 4.19 weighted GPA
Noah Czajkowski Red Mountain 4.17 weighted GPA
Parker Yazzie Umberger Perry 4.17 Weighted GPA
Sydney Stevens Perry 4.17 weighted GPA
Damian Arellano Flores Metro Tech 4.17 weighted GPA
Kate Miller Perry 4.16 weighted GPA
Kylie Miller Perry 4.16 weighted GPA
Kate Shoemaker Mountain View Mesa 4.15 weighted GPA
Tess Thomas Mountain View Mesa 4.15 weighted GPA
Jadyn Herron Jonap Casteel High 4.14 weighted GPA
Rya Oliver Empire 4.12 weighted GPA
Dominic Virginillo Marana 4.1 weighted GPA
Ana Cervantes Rodriguez Maryvale 4.1 weighted GPA
Julianne Meyer Shadow Ridge 4.1 Weighted GPA
Sydney Durham Shadow Ridge 4.1 weighted GPA
Kennedy Nolde Perry 4.08 weighted GPA
Nadia Chaplik Basha 4.08 weighted GPA
Grace Callan Mountain View Mesa 4.07 weighted GPA
Lucy Whiting Mountain View Mesa 4.07 weighted GPA
Emma Elsner Red Mountain 4.05 weighted GPA
Gretchen Kuffel Shadow Ridge 4.05 weighted GPA
Jonah Barber Rincon/University 4.05 weighted gpa
Melia Hecht Casteel High 4.04 weighted GPA
Bradley Breen Empire 4.00 weighted GPA
Ty Long Empire 4.00 weighted GPA
Daeron Widener Tucson High 4.0 weighted GPA
David Hermosillo Valley Vista 4.0 weighted GPA
Elijah Davis Red Mountain 4.0 weighted GPA
Lauren Pickles Mountain View Mesa 4.0 weighted GPA
Madeline Reeves Liberty 4.0 weighted GPA
Taylor Jacobs Red Mountain 4.0 weighted GPA
Thomas Sewell Red Mountain 4.0 weighted GPA
Alexandra Maldonado Nogales 4.0 weighted GPA
Alexandra Maldonado Nogales 4.0 weighted GPA
Elizabeth Fuentes Nogales 4.0 weighted GPA
Kara Johnston Casteel High 4.0 weighted GPA
Matt Rutter Ray 4.00 unweighted GPA
Caroline Richards Marana 4.0 unweighted GPA
Jesus Gomez Metro Tech 4.0 unweighted GPA


Honorable Mention

Adrienne Emma – Empire – 3.89 weighted GPA
Andrea Torres – Nogales – 3.64 weighted GPA
Anette Carrasco Cota – Maryvale – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Braden Watkins – Red Mountain – 3.75 weighted GPA
Braedon Barham – Red Mountain – 3.86 weighted GPA
Brendan Torres – Empire – 3.89 weighted GPA
Briana Levengood – Tucson Magnet – 3.6 weighted GPA
Brooke Jacobs – Red Mountain – 3.9 weighted GPA
Cameron Dietrich – Shadow Ridge – 3.7 weighted GPA
Cassidy Cann – Casteel – 3.82 weighted GPA
Chalen Lozano – Marana – 3.7 weighted GPA
Christian Begaye – Valley – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Collins Maiyo – Marana – 3.9 weighted GPA
Dallin Coleman – Ray – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Daniel Islas Vargas – Maryvale – 3.9 weighted GPA
Daniel Kniss – Red Mountain – 3.67 weighted GPA
Dayton Carlson – Casteel – 3.73 unweighted GPA
Derek Baca – Casteel – 3.43 unweighted GPA
Enoc Zelaya – Metro Tech – 3.5 weighted GPA
Erin Mitchell – Valley – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Felisha Lerma – Nogales – 3.92 weighted GPA
James Cochran – Perry – 3.65 unweighted GPA
Jaqueline Felix Verdugo – Maryvale – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Jaxson Kobel – Shadow Ridge – 3.9 weighted GPA
Jenell Lewis – Valley – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Jocee Henderson – Red Mountain – 3.32 unweighted GPA
Joey Bosi – Perry – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Jorge Corona Carmona – Maryvale – 3.8 weighted GPA
Jose Luis Robles – Metro Tech – 3.8 weighted GPA
Joseph Moreno – Tucson – 3.94 weighted GPA
Julia Hacnik – Perry – 3.73 weighted GPA
Kaia Wood – Shadow Ridge – 3.8 weighted GPA
Kerrigan Miranda – Marana – 3.97 weighted GPA
Larken Hoar – Basha – 3.75 weighted GPA
Libby Shields – Marana – 3.8 weighted GPA
Liberty Anglin – Shadow Ridge – 3.59 weighted GPA
Lorna Baker – Cesar Chavez – 3.81 unweighted GPA
Mackenzie Fenton – Marana – 3.85 unweighted GPA
Masen Hofmann – Red Mountain – 3.25 unweighted GPA
Natalie Elsner – Red Mountain – 3.81 weighted GPA
Nataly Onofre – Maryvale – 3.5 weighted GPA
Nicole Hemmerlin – Red Mountain – 3.63 weighted GPA
Nizhoni James – Valley – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Noah Rasmussen – Marana – 3.04 unweighted GPA
Patrick Kincannon – Empire – 3.99 weighted GPA
Peshlakai Roan – Valley – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Riley Davis – Casteel – 3.42 unweighted GPA
Roberta Gracia – Nogales – 3.86 weighted GPA
Ryan Clark – Valley – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Samuel Bench – Red Mountain – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Sarah Linford – Basha – 3.72 weighted GPA
Saul Torres – Ray – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Sean Yazzie – Valley – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Shane Phillips – Valley – 3.5 unweighted GPA
Shania Santos – Marana – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Tanner Christian – Marana – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Tatum Jelleberg – Skyline – 3.68 weighted GPA
Taylor Lovell – Perry – 3.83 weighted GPA
Tyler Davis – Marana – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Unique Zuniga – Saguaro – 3.21 unweighted GPA
Wendy Martinez – Maryvale – 3.8 weighted GPA
Yesina Valenzuela – Camelback – 3.8 weighted GPA