LONE STAR STUDENT/ATHLETE'S SHINE AT USATF REGION 12 JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIP IN HUMBLE, TEXAS - See LSA Updates for details.
(Pictured left to right: Back-Alyssa M., Alyssa S., Coach Richardson, Logan Z., Isabel R., Navaeh O., Front- Manny O.)
Lone Star Athletics Student/Athlete Hall of Fame
Darius Anderson - has been on the Dean's list since his arrival at the University of Memphis where he has declared Physics as his major. Darius competes in both hurdle events (110H and 400IH) where he was an All-Conference performer in his freshman, sophomore and junior year. Darius' sister earned her MD this year from the University of Houston. Darius received his degree in Physics May 2011. Congrats Darius!
Elana Edwards - Elana finished her academic career ranking 2nd in her senior class at Bowie High School and has been accepted to attend Rice University in Houston,TX, Trinity University in San Antonio as well as many others. She has chosen to attend Trinity University where she will major in math and compete in track and field. She has qualified for two different events to represent Texas at the AAU Junior Olympics in both the 1500M and high jump. Elana's personal best include 5'4 high jump and 5:12.28 in the 1500M. Most recently, Elana has been competing at very high level in both the classroom and track for Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Elana is going into her senior year in 2012. She has been on the Dean's List with a 3.9 GPA. Elana will receive her degree in mathematics with hopes of teaching and coaching at the high school level. Great job Elana!
Bailey Johnson - Bailey has been setting records since arriving at Dripping Springs High School two years ago. She as advanced to the 4A Texas State Championships her first two years at DSH. She has gone to State in four events, long/triple jumps, 100H and 300H for which she holds the 4A Region 4 record. In her first year running the 800M, Bailey advanced to the 2009 AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, IA finishing 22nd in her age group. Bailey also made the National Youth Elite Honor finishing 63rd in the nation in the 800M. This honor goes to athlete's who finish in the top 100 in their age group for any event they compete in during the year. Bailey will be competing in the classroom and on the track at Oklahoma State University in 2011...congrats Bailey! In 2013 Bailey earned All- Big 12 Academic Honors.
Amanda Rodriguez - has made the Dean's List the last two semesters as a exercise science major at Texas State University. Amanda has plans to teach at the high school level upon graduation. As an intermediate hurdler, Amanda ranks as one of the tops on her team. She has run 64.50 in the 400 intermediate hurdles as a collegiate and 65.78 as a member of our club at the AAU Texas State Championship. Amanda will be competing in the classroom and track as a senior in 2011. Amanda earned her degree in exercise and sports science on May 10, 2012. Congrats Amanda!
Heinz Schwartzkopf - made the Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll as a freshman and sophomore while competing in Cross Country, Track and Field at the University of Texas at Arlington. Heinz is a Biology major who will attend medical school. As of May 2009, Heinz will be working on an assignment in Kenya for 10 weeks pertaining to his major. Heinz has a personal best of 1:53.72 in the 800M. Heinz has received his undergrad degree in Biology and has begun preparation for the MCAT and medical school. Heinz just recently completed his in Master of Medical Science Degree at TCU and has been accepted into medical school at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at TCU . Congrats future Dr.Schwartzkopf!
Hana Setterquist - has been equally as impressive in both the classroom and track. Hana is currently ranked in the top 2% of her junior class making the All District Academic Team. On the track, Hana was the 25-5A district champ in the 100M as a freshman running 12.32. As a sophomore her personal bests include 25.64, 58.32 and 2:21.89 in the 200, 400 and 800M respectively. Hana qualified for the 2009 AAU Junior Olympic Championships in Des Moines, IA in both the 400M and 800M in her first year of summer track. Hana left Des Moines as the 13th best 800M athlete in her age group and the 32nd ranked quarter miler in her age group. Hana finished the summer of 2009 ranked as the 56th best 800M runner in the nation in her age group. Hana made the National Youth Elite Honor roll as being one of the top 100 half milers in the country in her age group. She finished her junior year of high school with a PR of 2:17.53 finishing 7th at the 5A Texas State Championship. Hana heads into her senior year as a leader in both the classroom and track. Hana is attending the University of Colorado. Congrats Hana!
Dakota Stewart - After earning All-Southland Conferences honors in the 400 intermediate hurdles and 800M indoors as a freshman, she was forced to red-shirt her sophomore indoor season due to an injury. She has maintained high academic standings and is looking forward to a strong senior season at Sam Houston State University. Dakota was a 4 time AAU Junior Olympic qualifier in the 400 intermediate hurdles and 2 time AAU Junior Olympic qualifier in the 800M. Her dedication in the classroom and on the track has been outstanding. Dakota received her degree in Political Science May of 2011 and is currently in grad school in Washington D.C. Congrats Dakota!