Each year the MiraCosta Athletic department takes time to honor and celebrate the many great academic and athletic accomplishments from 2018-19.
At the annual Celebration of Excellence the athletic department handed out graduation stoles and academic scarves (awarded to any student that passed 12 or more units with a 3.5 GPA or higher.) In addition there were six awards given out including the Scholar-Athlete (male and female), Spartan award (male and female), and Athlete of the Year (male and female). After each team nominated student-athletes for the awards the winners are listed below.
Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Male) - Andrew Thomton
Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Female) - Savannah Beasley
Athlete of the Year (Male) - Xavier Allison
Athlete of the Year (Female) - Halie Hess
Spartan Award (Male) - Manuel Kariuki
Spartan Award (Female) - Felicity So'oto
At the event the athletic department also honored Adrean Askerneese, an academic counselor at MiraCosta. Askerneese has been an ongoing advocate for student-athletes and was a driving force behind working toward gaining priority enrollment and an athletic counselor.