For the past 25 years the Grossmont District has honored it’s top athletes from each school that fit the model of the all around high school student athlete empathizing Sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is about displaying good character when participating in sports and in life in general. It is about respect for opponents, officials, teammates, coaches, and everyone around us. The Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship is what the the Grossmont District Sportsmanship Award is all about. Congratulations to Seniors Amber Chung and Sean Iverson as Santana’s Grossmont District Sportsmanship Award winners. This morning Amber and Sean were presented their awards at the District Award Ceremony at the La Mesa Community Center with the top athletes in Sportsmanship from each school in the District.
Amber Chung: Played Field Hockey, Water Polo, and Swim, was an All League Swimmer and Field Hockey Player, Swim Captain, and UT All Academic Team for all 3 sports and Honor Grad. Community Service for the Girls Scouts, Church, UCSD Medical Center, and Santee Santas.
Sportsmanship Anecdote: “The type of student-athlete every coach wants on their team. It was clear she was a true leader. Through Swim Amber has met many different students of all grades, she continuously respects everyone around her while displaying a vibrant and positive attitude. No matter the swimmer’s ability or even school for that matter Amber vivaciously cheers on all competitors setting the example and tone of citizenship” – Coach Jessica Tockstein
Amber after graduation will be attending Humboldt State University majoring in Environmental Science and Management with a focus on Ecological Restoration.
Sean Iverson: Played Football and Baseball, was the varsity football teams Coaches Award, Team Captain for Football and Baseball. He is a UT All Academic Team for both sports and Honor Grad. Community Service for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Youth Ministry Leader, and Lakeside National Little League- Tball Coach.
Sportsmanship Anecdote: “Integrity, grit, relentless, trust, and selfless are the words that describe Sean. As a junior in our program last year Sean was a non-starter who had less that 7 at-bats and really never saw time on the field. This never stopped Sean from being a good teammate and working to improve his game not only for himself but for the better of our team. This year as a senior, Sean has not come off the field once. He has been a leader for us on and off the field and his selfless attitude has been quite contagious.” Coach Rigo Ledezma
Sean after graduation will be attending Arizona State University majoring in Sports Business.