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Midvale Journal

More than 20 Hillcrest student-athletes honored with distinguished UHSAA award

Sep 08, 2023 11:52AM ● By Julie Slama

Naoto Robinson, cross country and track

For more than 25 years, the Utah High School Activities Association has recognized students who have excelled in the classroom as well as in athletic competition with the academic all-state award.

This year, Hillcrest High School has 21 student-athletes receive this honor based on their athletic ability and academic proficiency.

“With over 85,000 students participating in high school activities, this award is the most prestigious honor the UHSAA presents to senior students,” UHSAA Executive Director Rob Cuff said. “On behalf of all those who are associated with the UHSAA, I congratulate and pay tribute to those individuals who have earned and received this distinguished award.”

One student, Abigail Slama-Catron, received the top honor for three different sports: cross country, basketball and track and field. 

Hillcrest had five two-sport athletes receive the award: Jacob Baird, cross country and track and field; Roy King, football and tennis; Sam Martin, cross country and track and field; Naoto Robinson, cross country and track and field; and Teya Snowder, soccer and track and field.

One-sport academic all-state athletes are: Blaise Brady, soccer; Laura Curtis, soccer; Lily Greenwood, tennis; Cameron Jessop, cross country; Kunal Kamtekar, track and field; Kaleolani Kirby, soccer; Maria Manousakis, track and field; Elijah Moon, cross country; Sowmya Paritala, tennis; Ray Powers, swimming; Morgan Staker, tennis; Eric Torina, baseball; Connor Walton, soccer; Cole Winegar, basketball; and Zach Winegar, basketball. λ