It was announced last week that a Riverbank girls basketball player was named to receive Trans-Valley League First Team All-Star honors for the 2015-16 season. In addition, she was selected to the Second Team All-District roster.
Senior Lady Bruin Sierra Nabors was informed of the honors last week, then it was announced school-wide with the morning announcements over the school’s PA system.
In addition, she has been selected to the Second Team for the All-District roster. Players are chosen from four different leagues and she was one of only three players from the TVL. According to coach Lupe Galindo, the other two were from Ripon High School, which was the TVL Girls Champion this recent season.
Nabors also has been selected to play in the six-county Senior All-Star Game on Friday, May 6 at MJC.
A third announcement gave a preview of Nabors’ academic future. About the same time she heard about the all-star honors, she learned she has been awarded an academic scholarship to University of La Verne in Southern California and recruited to play basketball for the Leopards. She said she had looked into other schools, but most were not interested in an athlete who would be studying hard as a science major and playing competitive sports.
In her high school career, she has played three sports most years, volleyball, basketball and track and field. She competes in high jump, long jump and the 4x100 relay regularly, and sometimes does pole vault as well.
Nabors accepted the academic scholarship, which works out for her, because D-III colleges don’t offer sports scholarships. She can study and play basketball at the same time.
University of La Verne is a Division III college east of Los Angeles, near Ontario and Pomona. It has eight other campuses spread across the region and two other campuses on military installations, at NAS Point Mugu and Vandenberg Air Force Base.