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Schauble, Stroup score $1,000 scholarship from Sac-Joaquin Section

Buell also brings home a $600 scholarship
By: Matthew Kimel, Journal sports editor
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Kirstin Schauble and Sadie Stroup are getting rewarded for their hard work in both academics and athletics.

The two local girls both found out they were named as recipients of a $1,000 A. Dale Lacky CIF Sac-Joaquin Section scholarship earlier in the week.

Every year each athletic league in the section gets to nominate one boy and one girl who are seniors for the prestigious honor.

Schauble of Placer High School represents the Pioneer Valley League. Stroup, who attends Foresthill High, was selected from the Central Valley California League.

In order to obtain the scholarship, there are numerous criteria a student-athlete must meet.

“The section is seeking candidates whose academic and athletic careers have been truly exemplary,” said section commissioner Pete Saco in a statement before nominations were made, “students whose personal high standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others; students who possess high levels of integrity and honesty, and who have benefited from their participation in high school interscholastic programs.”

Each student chosen gets a $600 scholarship. After all the names were received, a final selection committee chose 10 of the students to receive an upper tier scholarship out of the 48 student-athletes. The 10 chosen ones are standouts in terms of their commendable academic and athletic accomplishments.

Other general qualifications include participating in a varsity sport for two years, having a record of good citizenship, possessing no less than a 3.7 unweighted GPA and having scored a minimum of 1,350 on the SAT.

Colfax High’s Will Buell, the PVL boys basketball MVP, was a recipient of a $600 scholarship.

Schauble, who has a 4.3 GPA, has played varsity basketball, tennis and volleyball the past few years.

In tennis, Schauble won a doubles section title as a sophomore and is a three-time team section champion and a three-time all-PVL selection. As a sophomore she made the all-PVL team in hoops.

Schauble was the 2012 PVL volleyball MVP and made the all-league team as a junior.

“I feel really honored,” she said of receiving the scholarship. “I’m really honored to represent Placer in that way. It’s cool to be recognized for that. It’s pretty special for me to be honored for all my hard work like this so I’m pretty excited.”

Schauble is undecided on where she’ll be going to college next year. She said she has other scholarship offers for both academics and athletics and is considering Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Santa Barbara. Wherever she winds up, she figures to play volleyball whether it’s on a collegiate team or intramurals.

“Academics is one of my top priorities for sure,” said Schauble, who plans on majoring in computer engineering, “but obviously sports is a big part of my life so I’m trying to make that work.”

Stroup has a scholarship to play basketball at Western State Colorado University.

“I’m very excited about that,” she said.

Stroup, who has a 3.89 GPA and wants to major in exercise science, made the all-CVCL first team for basketball as a sophomore, junior and senior. In her freshman year, she was named to the second team.

In softball, she made league’s first team as a freshman and sophomore and was the MVP last year as the Wildfires’ No. 1 pitcher.

In volleyball, she was a first-team all league pick as a junior and second team as a senior. 

Stroup, too, said she was honored to get another scholarship.

“I was just excited that I was nominated,” she added. “To win something is extremely exciting.”

The section’s website has the names of all previous scholarship winners, and it appears that Stroup would be the first from Foresthill High to be added to the list.

The section will be honoring the award winners with a medal at the Scholar-Athlete and Model Coach Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, April 16 at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi.

“It’s pretty cool,” said Placer athletic director Mark Lee. “When you go to those breakfasts, it’s unbelievable. The kids are going to Harvard, Yale, West Point. When you hear them read their bios it’s amazing. You hear them and you go, ‘when did they have time to sleep?’ The things the kids do are unbelievable. It’s quite an honor. It’s the best of the best for school-athletes in the section.”

Reach Matthew Kimel at matthewk@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewkimel