2011 Scholar-Athletes

Congratulations on the selection of your Scholar-Athlete as a 2010 National Football Foundation, Riverside County finalist!  It is a great honor to include you in this elite group of young men.

Scholar Athlete  High School
 Adam Pulsipher Temecula Valley High School
Linebacker, 6’2″ – 225 lbs.

  • Sophomore – 2nd team All-League
  • Junior – 2nd Team All-League
  • Senior – Southwestern League Defensive MVP
  • The California All Valley Defensive MFP
  • Team MVP “Bear of the Year”
  • 126 Tackles
  • 2010 Press Enterprise Inland Empire Elite Team
  • 1st Team All CIF
  • Jr. Honor Isle
  • Victory with Honor Award Winner
  • 3-Year Two way starter
  • 3 time Defensive MVP
  • Ultimate 100 Camp MVP
  • US Army All American Bowl Nominee.

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 4.20
  • Eagle Scout
  • Church Youth Committee
  • President Church Youth Group
  • ASB Commissioner of Athletics

 Travis Champion

Rancho Verde High School
Quarterback, 6’2″- 205 lbs

  • 1st Team ALL-CIF Central Division Offensive Player of the Year “Inland Valley League”
  • 3-Year Starter
  • Led team to 3 consecutive undefeated regular seasons, overall record 34-3

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.52
  • Honor Roll Each Year of High School
  • Highest Algebra I Star Testing Freshman Year
  • NCSA Leadership Award 2010
  • 3 Year Varsity Captain
  • Math Tutor
William Ulrich Elsinore High School
Offensive Guard, 6’1″ 230 lbs.

  • Southern Division CIF Champion 2010
  • All-Valley Offensive Lineman, 2010
  • Player of the game, Semi-Final CIF and Championship game 2010
  • CIF Qualifier 2009
  • Offensive player of the game
  • League Champion 2009
  • 1000 pound club
  • Lifter of the month
  • Lineman of the Year
  • Scholar Athlete 2008, 2009 and 2010

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 4.07
  • Valedictorian
  • Top 100 Award 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Student of the Month
  • AP Scholar Award
  • Football Squad Leader
  • Wrestling Team Captain
  • VP National Honor Society
  • Speaker of Senate for ASB
Nuuvali Faapito LaQuinta High School
Linebacker/Fullback, 6’0″ 200 lbs.

  • 3 year Varsity Letterman
  • All DVL 1st Team
  • 1st Team, All-CIF
  • All Desert Sun
  • Most Valuable Linebacker Award
  • 116 tackles in 2010

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • 2008 Honor Roll
  • FCA Leader
Ryan Ellis Greer Desert Hot Springs High School
Running Back/Linebacker – 6’0″ 205 lbs.

  • Sophomore -2nd Team All De Anza League
  • Golden Eagle Varsity Team, Best back
  • Junior – 2nd Team All De Anza League
  • Golden Eagle Varsity Team – Coaches Award
  • Senior – 1st Team All De Anza League
  • Golden Eagle Varsity Team – Best Back
  • Golden Eagle Varsity Team – Team Captain
  • Desert Sun Friday Night Here
  • 1st Team All Desert Sun
  • Led team to 1st CIF playoff in 3 years

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.5
  • Top 40 in class of 443
  • AVID Award
  • Honors (English II and Chemistry)
  • AP English III
  • United Student Body Treasurer
  • United Student Body Training
  • Peer Leaders Uniting Students
  • AVID Tutor
  • Youth Football Volunteer
  • Team Captain
  • Peer Counselor
  • Community Leadership Training
  • Read to Elementary Students
  
Gabriel L. Grewe
Linfield Christian High School
Left Guard/Defensive End 6’1″ 225 lbs

  • 2009 Big Sky Champions
  • CIF – SS Northeast Division Champions
  • CalHi Sports Division 5 State Team of the Year
  • 1st Round Playoffs
  • 2nd Team Ambassador League
  • 1st Team All-League
  • Lion Award

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 4.19
  • Calif Scholastic Federation
  • Principal’s Honor Roll
  • National Honor Society
  • National English Honor Society
  • President’s Education Award
  • Junior Honor Guard (Top 10 juniors)
  • Silver L Pin
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Coins for Cancer
  • Linfield Concert, Jazz and Marching Bands
  • Blood bank volunteer
  • Peer Tutor in Math
  • 4 Year ROTC Scholarship to Virginia Tech

Simon Allen Connette

Santiago High School
Safety/Running Back 5’11” 180 lbs.

  • Santiago Football 5 Day Youth Camp – volunteer worker
  • Captain – Santiago High School Football Team

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.68
  • 7 on 7 Youth Day Camp – volunteer worker
  • Winter Formal King – Freshman year
  • Principal’s Award – Santiago High School
Jacob Olsson Centennial High School
Center 6’2″ 270 lbs.

  • 2010 All CIF
  • All Riverside County
  • All Big VIII
  • Team Captain
  • Offensive lineman of the year
  • 29-1 as a starter at Centennial

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 4.11
  • 4 Year Scholar Athlete
  • Student of the Month
  • Youth Football Camp Volunteer
  • Worked with Elderly
Torrey Jordan Green Rubidoux High School
Running Back/Safety 6’1″ 190 lbs.

  • 1st Team All Mountain Valley League
  • Mountain Valley League Running Back Runner Up
  • Riverside/San Bernardino All Star Game Starter

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • Academic Honor 3 Consecutive Semesters
  • Football Camp Volunteer
  • ASB Government
David Irving San Jacinto High School
Defensive End/Tackle 6’8″ 240 lbs.

  • 1st Team All League Mountain Pass 2010
  • 1st Team All CIF Eastern Division
  • Full Ride scholarship to Iowa State University

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.1
  • ASB Student Government
  • Ordained Youth Pastor
Garret Stratford Murrieta Valley High School
Left Guard 5’9″ 220 lbs.

  • Freshman Most Outstanding Offensive Backfield Award
  • Sophomore Most Valuable Offensive Player Award
  • Junior Most Valuable Offensive Player Award
  • Senior 2nd Team All League, Offensive Line
  • 2010 Nighthawk of the Year

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.85
  • Eagle Scout
  • Pop Warner 1st Team All American Little Scholar
  • Church Youth Committee
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Language & Composition
  • 4 Year Team Captain
Sheldon Larson Paloma Valley High School
Offensive Line/Defensive Line 5’9″ 220 lbs.

  • Paloma Valley Football MVP
  • Paloma Valley Scholar Athlete
  • Paloma Valley Most Inspirational Player
  • Paloma Valley Football Coaches Award

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.72
  • Eagle Scout Award
  • City of Menifee Heart of Wildcat Award
Ryan Rees Great Oak High School
Fullback/Middle Linebacker 6′ 210 lbs.

  • Great Oak High School Team Captain 2010
  • Great Oak High School Defensive Player of the Year 2010
  • 1st Team All Southwestern League (Linebacker) 2010
  • Honorable Mention HSI Gametime Inland Elite Team 2010
  • 3 Year Letterman
  • Great Oak Outstanding Linebacker 2010

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 4.40
  • National AP Scholar
  • GOHS Social Studies Student of the Year 2009
  • National Honor Society
  • Temecula Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month (Nov 2010)
  • PE Student of the Year
  • Church Acolyte (9 yrs)
  • Serve meals to the Homeless
  • Wolfpack Athletic Council

 

Michael Hurst Chaparral High School
Center 6’1″ 270 lbs.

  • Offensive MVP
  • Offensive Captain
  • 2009 CIF Champions
  • Mayor’s aware for Outstanding Achievement
  • 2009 PUMA Scholar
  • 2nd Team All Southwestern League

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 4.44
  • All Scholastic Team Award
  • 2008, 2009, 2010 Puma Scholar
  • Principal’s Honor Roll
  • Academic Merit Award
  • Top 5% of Class
  • Football Tutor
  • Campus Cleanup
Jonathan G. Sanchez Vista Murrieta High School
Defensive End 6’4″ 240 lbs.

  • 2009 Southwestern League 2nd Team
  • 2010 All CIF
  • 2010 All Valley
  • 2010 Southwestern League 1st Team
  • 2010 Press Enterprise Inland Empire Elite Team
  • 2010 Riverside All Star Champion Team Participant

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.28
  • 2009 and 2010 Scholar Athlete
  • Church Journey Program
Damian Arnaiz Notre Dame Riverside
Fullback/Linebacker 5’9″ 208 lbs.

  • All-CIF Linebacker 2010
  • Mountain Valley League Defensive MVP 2010
  • Varsity MVP 2010
  • Varsity Scholar-Athlete 2010
  • Honorable Mention Inland Elite Team 2010
  • Three-year Starter Varsity
  • JV MVP 2007
  • JV Captain 2007
  • Varsity Captain 2010

Academics and Leadership

  • Outstanding Student Trigonometry 2010
  • Outstanding Student Chemistry 2010
  • Outstanding Student Religion 2009
  • High Honor Roll 2007 – 2010
  • Student Peer Counselor 2010-2011
  • Altar Server 2005-2011
  • Under 19s Captain, Empire Silverbacks Rugby 2011
  • Under 16s Captain, Riverside Raptors Rugby 2010
Sam Schwab Calvary Murrieta High School
Middle Linebacker 6’1″ 255 lbs.

  • 2009 Season
  • 172 Tackles, 6 Sacks
  • 3 Forced Fumbles
  • 3 Recovered Fumbles
  • 1 Interception
  • All CIF
  • All Ambasador League
  • 2nd Team All Valley
  • Defensive MVP
  • 2010 Season after Season beginning injury
  • 72 Tackles in 5 games
  • 1st Team All League Defense

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.63

 

Angelo HenryAngelo Henry Heritage High School
Offensive Tackle 6’2″ 250 lbs.

  • 1st Team All League
  • 3-Year Letterman
  • 1,000 Pound Big Boy Club
  • Sunbelt Undefeated Champions 2010

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • Honor Roll
  • Elementary School Volunteer
  • LaDamian Tomlinson Foundation
Kelsey Young  Norco High School
Running Back 5’10” 194 lbs

  • 2009 and 2010 All Big VIII League
  • 2010 All CIF
  • 2010 All Riverside County
  • 2010 All State
  • 2010 Team MVP
  • 2009 Offensive Team MVP

Academics and Leadership

  • Ovearll GPA 3.72
  • Full Football Scholarship to Stanford, major in Psychology
  • Church Youth Group Outreach
  • Principal’s Honor Roll 7 Semesters
Sukhjit Singh Patriot High School
Safety/Wide Receiver 6′ 190 lbs

  • Team Captain 2010
  • 1st Team All Sunkist League
  • Honorable Mention HSI Gametime Inland Elite Team

Academics and Leadership

  • Overall GPA 3.36