As the 2014-15 school year wound to a close this past week, Riverbank High School athletes, friends and families gathered to be recognized for their spring accomplishments, both on the field and in the classroom.
Awards included sports letters, certificates and All Bruin trophies to wrap up the season at the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium on Monday, May 18.
In welcoming the crowd, RHS Athletic Director John Bartlett said, “all of the athletes ... put forth their best effort throughout the season.” He congratulated the Girls Track team for winning the TVL Championship and praised the Co-Ed Tennis Team for an 8-2 season, second in league.
Bartlett presented trophies to All-Trans Valley League athletes in their individual sports. They included freshman Alex Alfaro for tennis; sophomore Joslyn Beliera, senior Haley Richardson and senior brothers Adan and Emmanuel Chaves, all in Track and Field, seniors Linda Erazo in tennis and Kory Gilbert in baseball. Recipient Yvonne Vigil was absent.
The printed program listed 53 student athletes class by class. In addition to doing well in a sport, they finished the season with a 3.5 or higher GPA.
Thirteen seniors recognized as the student athletes included the Chavez brothers, Erazo, Gilbert, Richardson, and Vigil.
Also, Sabrina Garcia and Salvador Olmos were recognized in track; Andreina Guzman, Olivia Luu, Yulisa Olivares and Natalia Villapudua in soccer; and Socorro Medina in tennis.
Team coaches then acknowledged their player’s major accomplishments before the group broke up to classrooms around campus for additional individual team recognition.