September 20, 2021

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Sports activities ROUNDUP : Santa Maria golfer can make historical past

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Noticed here with her parents Paul and Melissa Baray, Vivecca Baray is producing history as the initially feminine golf participant from Santa Maria Substantial University to go on to participate in college or university golfing.

A Santa Maria Superior University golfer has made background as the initial lady in the software to transfer on to college golf.

Vivecca Baray will perform golfing at the College of La Verne. She also gained a four-yr educational scholarship.

“Three yrs back, when I joined the golf group, I under no circumstances believed I would tumble in enjoy with the sport,’’ the Saints athlete stated in a news release. “It helped me explore leadership capabilities, make new close friends and find a new enthusiasm. 

“Coach (Jay) Cheney assisted me superior my game and keep on to perform at the College of La Verne,” she ongoing. “Golf helped me hook up with new people and bond with household, buddies and others. I hope for it to keep on to educate willpower, tough get the job done and concentration. I have to imagine in myself. I know what I can do, what I can obtain.’’

Mentor Cheney explained Baray as a “positive position product.”

“She was the coronary heart and soul of our team this year,’’ the mentor and instructor mentioned. “She was a accurate chief in a perception that the other girls on the workforce adopted her. It doesn’t make a difference if it was a Saturday at the driving range, training in the rain, or even dressing like a golfer. If Vivecca was involved, the relaxation of the women would be as perfectly.”

WESTMONT Perfectly-REPRESENTED

Westmont College’s swimming crew is proving it can go the distance — not only in the pool but in the classroom.

The Montecito college’s swimmers are very well-represented on the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference’s Educational All-Meeting team.

Gaby Rego, Hannah Thompson and Chloe Van Bogelen are the crew customers who have preserved at the very least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. That places them on the Tutorial All-Convention Initially Staff.

Holly Fellows, Kassy Gregory, Emma Leathers and Bailey Lemmon have preserved between a 3.2 and 3.49 GPA. So they’re on the Educational All-Conference 2nd Group. 

And NAIA All-American Morgan Bienias has obtained an honorable point out for preserving a GPA in between 3. and 3.19.

This is the very first time in application historical past that the Warriors have had PCSC Educational All-Meeting athletes, in accordance to a news release.

“It was definitely inspiring to see these student athletes get over so quite a few hurdles this earlier yr and complete on such a high notice,” explained Westmont head coach Jill Jones Lin. “Remote and out of doors schooling have their difficulties, but these athletes did not enable it get in the way of their academic achievements. I’m really proud of all of them!”

This time came with numerous firsts for the Warriors, who just completed their second calendar year of competition in program heritage. 

Prior to receiving its to start with Educational All-Conference honors this 7 days, Westmont has formerly celebrated getting its initial NAIA All-Us citizens in program history. Together with Bienias, fellow Tutorial All-Conference athlete Kassy Gregory gained an All-American honor, as did Westmont’s Bridget Hoth.

Westmont will start its 3rd time Oct. 2 when the school hosts Fresno Pacific in a dual satisfy. 

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