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Five Summit High School student-athletes receive college scholarships | News

The achievements of the five Summit High School athletes were celebrated during a school day signing ceremony on May 4th.

Because they performed well on the field as well as in the classroom during their years at the Summit, seniors all received college scholarships.

Devean James, a four-year-old outstanding player in all leagues and an All-CIF footballer, signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Redlands.

He was an outstanding defender for SkyHawks and also contributed to the attack whenever he needed it. His leadership was important in propelling the football team to the league championship this year, and he also helped basketball and volleyball teams succeed.

“Devean is someone who embodies all the best qualities and characteristics our program talks about,” said coach Nick Matheny.

Another talented footballer, Salem Wahab, signed with the University of Northern Colorado.

As a senior, he was an offensive all-league guard, helping SkyHawks attack accumulate 2,492 yards on the ground and 1,270 yards in the air. He was also praised for his ability as a tall shooter.

“He did an extraordinary job. “He is an excellent student and that is what opened all the doors to play at the next level,” said Matheny.

—– TWO SOFTBALL players also received scholarships.

Bianca Diamond, an off-field player, will attend Goshen College in Indiana.

She was a starter for four years for SkyHawks, and in her first season she hit 0.449 with 35 hits, 30 runs, 10 hits and 4 home runs.

Coach William Eklund said she was very proud of Diamond and praised him for being a great person on and off the field.

Another softball player, Jayleen Reeves, will go to Maryville University in St. Louis.

Reeves, an indoor player, hit 0.391 with 27 shots, 21 runs, 17 inside runs and 2 home runs this spring.

Eklund said Reeves came to the Summit from Upland and immediately had a big impact because of her enthusiasm and strong work ethic.

—– IN ADDITION, a fan cheerleader, Ariyana Alcantar, received a scholarship from Hope International University in Fullerton.

Alcantar has been a valued member of the national summit’s cheering team since he was transferred to the school.

“I could not have asked for a better student-athlete in the last three years,” said acclaim coach Jesse Cerda. “Now she is moving to Hope International and knows she will be just as successful there as she was at the Summit.”

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