DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Gators honored for academic excellence in spring

The Sports 360AZ media outlet has announced its All-Academic Spring Sports Teams for Arizona, and Xavier Prep athletes figure prominently.

The XCP softball team had all 15 of its players recognized, while the tennis program had four players on the girls’ tennis list.

The honorees (GPA in parentheses – W=weighted, U=unweighted):


First team

Sophomore Bridget Donahey (4.33 W), freshman Grace Lobocki (4.29 W), senior Katie Donahey (4.28 W), sophomore Meghan Schouten (4.28, W), junior Sydney Johnson (4.28 W), sophomore Riley Flynn (4.2 W), senior Cameron Martin (4.11 W), junior Macy Lee (4.00 W).

Honorable mention

 Freshman Izzy Hycnar (3.86 W), freshman Zoe Zowine (3.85 U), freshman Berdina Riggs (3.64 W), junior Jazmin Andrade (3.59 W), sophomore Elliot Smith (3.75 U). junior Lina Vanderwey (3.34 U), senior Victoria Delgado (3.22 U).


First team

Senior Erica Stutz (4.534 W), senior Lorelei Glidden (4.4 W), senior Emily Even (4.3 W), senior Mackenzie Virden (4.29 W).

Congratulations to all of these great Gators !!

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