Female (March) Athlete of the Month - Hannah Chapla (Swimming)Freshman Hannah Chapla has been a force in the water through the month of March and has emerged as the top women's swimmer for the Panthers. Most recently Chapla scored 62 points (of the 80 individual points) for City at the 2-day Hawks Invite at Las Positas College. Her previous season-high points total was 54 at the Sac City invite in February. At that meet she would finish 3rd in the 50 yard backstroke and 50 yard freestyle, and 4th in the 100 yard backstroke and 100 yard fly. Hannah finished 1st in the 100 yard backstroke, 2nd in the 100 yard freestyle, and 5th in the 50 yard freestyle at the Big 8 Invite. Still to come for Chapla and the Panthers swim team are the Big 8 Championships and State Championships later this month and in early May respectively.
Male (March) Athlete of the Month - Tayvian Cunningham (Men's Track)Tayvian Cunningham finished 1st in the 100m at the Wildcat Invite at Chico State with a 10.56 mark in the finals and was a member of the 4x100 relay team that took 1st place as well. At the Hornet Invite at Sac State, Cunningham took 2nd in the 200m with a person best time of 20.82, which puts him 3rd on the SCC All-Time list, #2 in the State and #10 in the nation for JC’s. His 4x400m relay team also took 2nd place at the Hornet Invite. In his final meet of the month (Stanford Invitational), Tayvian finished 6th in the 100m (against Division I and Olympic caliber sprinters) at 10.47, which is 5th on the SCC all-time list. He placed 5th in the 200m at 21.21 and was the highest placing JC athlete among Division I competition. He is currently ranked #1 in the Big 8 Conference and in Northern California and 2nd in the state in both the 100m and 200m.
Student-Athlete SpotlightFormer Panther, Adam Erickson, was selected to the CCCAA Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. The CCCAA Honor roll recognizes, approximately, the top 20 male and female scholar athletes each year among the 25,000 student athletes participating in CCCAA athletics.
A Sac City student-athlete has been named to the CCCAA Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in 9 of the last 11 years. Two of those years, a SCC student-athlete was selected as the scholar-athlete of the year (just one male and one female selected each year . . . For SCC, Anthony Berkovatz and Daniel Sayles both won the male scholar-athlete of the year).
CONGRATULATIONS to our March Female Athlete of the Month - Hannah Chapla (Swimming)
CONGRATULATIONS to our March Male Athlete of the Month - Tayvian Cunningham (Men's Track)