Sports360AZ All-Academic Badminton Team

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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 above 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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Desert Financial Credit Union was founded in 1939 by 15 Valley educators who wanted to serve their community. With just $78.75 between them, they pooled their money together to start a financial institution that would later become Arizona’s largest and most convenient locally-based credit union. Desert Financial is proud to have over 50 local branches across Arizona and over 330,000 members across the state. At Desert Financial, we have a passion for creating exceptional experiences for our members, and for giving back to our local community!


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As a thank you for participating in the All-Academic Fall teams, Venezia’s is currently offering $4 off any order of $25 or more by using offer code: AZ1421


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers. BCBSAZ, a not-for-profit company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The company employs more than 1,800 people in its Phoenix, Chandler, Flagstaff and Tucson offices.


When we say that we’ve been at this for decades, we mean it. We have been selling Volkswagen vehicles in Arizona longer than any other dealer. That means a lot, and we always want to give you the Volkswagen experience that you deserve. This is a unique brand, and we surround ourselves with unique people. This team can help you with anything that you may need. Volkswagen is a part of their lifestyle and they want to see you succeed with a VW. We care about our community here in Gilbert and we have always strived to give back. 

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

First Team

Alondra Perez Vizcaino Agua Fria 4.96 weighted GPA
Roqulle Kaba Washington 4.90 weighted GPA
Ishita Badola Barry Goldwater 4.89 weighted GPA
Haylee Kuss Casteel 4.83 weighted GPA
Vicky Nguyen Mountain View 4.83 weighted GPA
Alyxandra Pickett Saguaro 4.8 weighted GPA
Neha Shakir Hamilton 4.8 weighted GPA
Charity Mattingly Sandra Day O’Connor 4.78 weighted GPA
Isabella Mullen Chandler 4.77 weighted GPA
Sofia Mullen Chandler 4.77 weighted GPA
Ashley Yang Arizona College Prep 4.77 weighted GPA
Ava Kupczyk Willow Canyon 4.75 weighted GPA
Emma Martin Casteel 4.75 weighted GPA
Samantha Martinovich Shadow Mountain 4.74 weighted GPA
Sabina Guzman Chandler 4.7 weighted GPA
Miranda Martinez Desert Vista 4.68 weighted GPA
McKenna Lee Willow Canyon 4.67 weighted GPA
Mattie Shumaker Chandler 4.67 Weight GPA
Diana Rayas Washington 4.65 weighted GPA
Jayden Montano Perry 4.64 weighted GPA
Simone Chery Agua Fria 4.63 weighted GPA
Avery Jones Mesa High 4.6 weighted GPA
Jenna Nyugen Trevor 4.6 weighted GPA
Sierra Anglen Casteel 4.58 weighted GPA
Lea Lerner Willow Canyon 4.57 weighted GPA
Emma Cross Perry 4.54 weighted GPA
Emma Skaggs Hamilton 4.5 weighted GPA
Nidhi Pulicherla Hamilton 4.5 weighted GPA
Aretta Lorenz Desert Vista 4.48 weighted GPA
Brenna Wallen Desert Vista 4.48 weighted GPA
Emily Muir Skyline 4.44 weighted GPA
Courtney Bird Valley Vista 4.43 weighted GPA
Sabrina Farias Mesquite 4.42 weighted GPA
Abbigale McGee Agua Fria 4.33 weighted GPA
Addy Davis Shadow Mountain 4.33 weighted GPA
Lilly Frausto-Gallegos Agua Fria 4.33 weighted GPA
Ella Guiles Shadow Mountain 4.31 weighted GPA
Yumnaa Rajput Arizona College Prep 4.31 weighted GPA
Tegan Sanders Chandler 4.3 weighted GPA
Elizabeth Weiss Arizona College Prep 4.3 weighted GPA
Julie Bell-Zinn Washington 4.3 weighted GPA
Ximena Velazco Trevor Browne 4.3 weighted GPA
Maitlyn Wydra Shadow Ridge 4.29 weighted GPA
Ailani Rodriguez Valley Vista 4.26 weighted GPA
Kelsey Slaugh Red Mountain 4.25 weighted GPA
Lillian McCullough Mesquite 4.25 weighted GPA
Vanessa Orozco Valley Vista 4.24 weighted GPA
Milca Hernandez Trevor Browne 4.2 weighted GPA
Annika Trenbeath Arizona College Prep 4.17 weighted GPA
Michayla Ghost Shadow Ridge 4.17 weighted GPA
Emma Norton Mountain View 4.14 weighted GPA
Boe Meh Washington 4.11 weighted GPA
Isabella Williams Pinnacle 4.11 weighted GPA
Lizette Hernandez Trevor Browne 4.1 weighted GPA
Shadyn Russo Skyline 4.1 weighted GPA
Kailey Crockett Prescott 4.09 weighted GPA
Taylor Bertsch Sandra Day O’Connor 4.09 weighted GPA
Jocelyn Briski Desert Vista 4.08 weighted GPA
Priscilla Mendoza Mendoza Skyline 4.07 weighted GPA
Leah Markovic Mountain View 4.06 weighted GPA
Elyssa Berry Red Mountain 4.05 weighted GPA
Adrianna Ramos Perry 4.04 weighted GPA
Sophie Riviere Xavier 4.04 weighted GPA
Allison Teague Highland 4.03 weighted GPA
Emily Smith Highland 4.03 weighted GPA
Whitney Brown Skyline 4.03 weighted GPA
Alyssa Jimenez-Fulton Casteel 4.0 weighted GPA
Elle Long Prescott 4.0 weighted GPA
Ellie Bawden Mountainn View 4.0 weighted GPA
Fatima Mahmood Ahmed Arizona College Prep 4.0 weighted GPA
Malindi Kilb Xavier 4.0 weighted GPA
Riley Crockett Prescott 4.0 weighted GPA
Adamaris Lopez Morales Chandler 4.0 unweighted GPA
Amber Coleman Sunnyslope 4.0 unweighted GPA
Amber Coleman Sunnyslope 4.0 unweighted GPA
Kendra Elzinga Queen Creek 4.0 unweighted GPA
Veronica Nguyen Desert Edge 4.0 unweighted GPA
YenNhi Nguyen Desert Edge 4.0 unweighted GPA
Kelly Grady Ironwood 4.0 unweighted GPA
Bria Riggan Sandra Day O’Connor 4.0 unweighted GPA
Shayley Webster Queen Creek 4.0 unweighted GPA
Tristan Hanrath Sandra Day O’Connor 4.0 unweighted GPA


Honorable Mention

Abi Pardia – Washington – 3.69 weighted GPA
Abigail Scanlan – Highland – 3.15 unweighted GPA
Addison Fraughton – Highland – 3.46 unweighted GPA
Addison Lee – Red Mountain – 3.67 weighted GPA
Adela Alvarez – Valley Vista – 3.67 unweighted GPA
Ainsley Smith – Desert Vista – 3.96 weighted GPA
Alexa Lewis – Sandra Day O’Connor – 3.85 unweighted GPA
Angel Montez – Trevor Browne – 3.6 weighted GPA
Arianna Torres – Trevor Browne – 3.9 weighted GPA
Ashley Rodarte – Perry – 3.69 weighted GPA
Audrey Cluff – Highland – 3.88 weighted GPA
Breanna Larney – Desert Vista – 3.13 unweighted GPA
Brianne Campbell – Mesquite – 3.85 weighted GPA
Brynn Dorsey – Red Mountain – 3.82 weighted GPA
Cassideen Naylor – Prescott – 3.83 weighted GPA
Chloe Strachan – Pinnacle – 3.19 unweighted GPA
Diana Batrez-Remirez – Ironwood – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Ellie Clarkson – Mountain View – 3.91 weighted GPA
Emily Nelson – Prescott – 3.55 weighted GPA
Evelyn Gomez – Chandler – 3.1 unweighted GPA
Frida Esquer – Valley Vista – 3.57 unweighted GPA
Gabriela Quevedos – Desert Edge – 3.88 unweighted GPA
Haile Kealoha – Highland – 3.83 weighted GPA
Hayven Shuster – Queen Creek – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Isabella Neumann – Desert Edge – 3.63 unweighted GPA
Jennie Kim – Shadow Mountain – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Juliana Traylor-Rowen – Ironwood – 3.9 unweighted GPA
Kali Gobson – Casteel – 3.87 weighted GPA
Kandace Oliver – Sunnyslope – 3.7 unweighted GPA
Kate Macpherson – Perry – 3.31 unweighted GPA
Katelyn Larney – Desert Vista – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Katelyn Ruck – Sunnyslope – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Katie DeDakis – Chandler – 3.0 unweighted GPA
Kaylee Pineda – Washington – 3.92 weighted GPA
Kaylee Ross – Perry – 3.54 weighted GPA
Kaylee Shellenberger – Queen Creek – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Kimiye Westover – Mesquite – 3.92 weighted GPA
Kylee Haskell – Queen Creek – 3.33 ununweighted GPA
Lauren Etsitty – Xavier – 3.59 weighted GPA
Linda Dinh – Shadow Mountain – 3.61 weighted GPA
Lindsey Chevalier – Sandra Day O’Connor – 3.77 unweighted GPA
Megan Townsend – Prescott – 3.92 weighted GPA
Melissa Leor – Desert Edge – 3.75 unweighted GPA
Molly Palma – Shadow Moutain – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Mychael Davis – Casteel – 3.67 weighted GPA
Myiah Pike – Casteel – 3.83 weighted GPA
Natalie Vazquez – Mountain View – 3.74 weighted GPA
Nereida Swanson – Desert Edge – 3.17 unweighted GPA
Nicole Raiss – Prescott – 3.50 weighted GPA
Nikhita Jayaraj – Perry – 3.96 weighted GPA
Nina Slater – Willow Canyon – 3.72 weighted GPA
Olivia Moya – Red Mountain – 3.95 weighted GPA
Raquel Schoenberger  – Queen Creek – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Reagan Thompson – Shadow Ridge – 3.92 weighted GPA
Samantha Dirks – Pinnacle – 3.97 weighted GPA
Samantha Lerch – Highland – 3.42 unweighted GPA
Savannah Hendrix – Ironwood – 3.33 unweighted GPA
Sofia Lovesy – Sunnyslope – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Toni DeMarco – Ironwood – 3.8 unweighted GPA
Tore Burton – Skyline – 3.9 weighted GPA
Xandra Rhodes – Ironwood – 3.2 unweighted GPA
Zoe Barton – Xavier – 3.85 weighted GPA
Zoraya Selga – Mesa – 3.71 weighted GPA