The Nominees Are...

by staff Jun 17, 2019

Gavilan, CA – Gavilan College athletics is proud to announce the finalist for the 2018-2019 College Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award presented by Togo’s Eatery on 1st Street in Gilroy. Since 2008, the Rams Athletic Department has recognized and honored its student-athletes for their accomplishments on and off the field.  In 2015, we teamed up with Togo’s Eatery on 1st Street in Gilroy and Articulate Solutions to celebrate our students’ successes. This year also marks the first time that the award will be given out to both a male and female athlete.

There are four student-athletes which have been named finalist. They are listed below in alphabetical order.

Jessica Curto, a member of the women’s basketball team.  A sophomore Liberal Art Multiple Subject major from Hollister was named 1st Team All-Coast Conference who averaged 11 points and 7 rebounds.

Rodolfo Rivera is the only freshman of the four finalists. A member of the men’s soccer program, Rivera graduated from Pacheco High School in Los Banos. He was named 1st Team All Coast Conference, a President’s Scholar in both the fall and spring semester, as well as a member of the Honor Roll list in the fall.

Sarah Weiby is a two sport athlete from Gilroy High who played both volleyball and beach volleyball. The Biological Science major was named, was an 2nd Team All-Coast Conference indoor selection, a President’s Scholar in both the fall and spring semesters as well as being named Scholar-Athlete.

Ibn Zaid, a member of the men’s basketball program is a Liberal Arts, Multiple Subject major from Taft High School in Los Angeles.  A 2nd Team All-Coast Conference selection was also named Dean’s Scholar and a Scholar-Athlete.

As part of the selection process, special attention was paid specifically to four areas: academic achievement, leadership; athletic contributions; and involvement in the community.  Over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 individual student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments as student-athletes of the month.  As a result, each were honored with a certificate of recognition, compliments of Articulate Solutions, and a complimentary lunch gift certificate from Togo’s.  Their names were also added to a perpetual plaque that will be proudly displayed in the foyer of the Bud & Jean Ottmar Memorial Gymnasium.