Photo by Jennie McGhan
Standing together are Mustang Award recipient Kaitlyn Ott, Most Improved Taylor Wolfe, High Point Winner Rachel Blount and Most Inspirational Swimmer Abby Albrecht of Prosser with coach Alice Perkins.
GRANDVIEW The Grandview and Prosser girls swim coaches last night honored their school’s student athletes during a joint awards dinner.
Each of the coaches recognized the girls who earned a letter.
First-year lettermen include Greyhounds freshmen Kourtnee Soria and Adri Graf.
Soria was also named the Most Improved Swimmer after having spent years away from the pool.
Graf was also presented a certificate from American Legion Fred E. Hayes Post 57 for her selection as an academic athlete.
First-year swimmers for the Mustangs included Grace Bryan and Abby Albrecht.
Albrecht was also named Most Inspirational swimmer.
Kaitlynn Ott, a junior transfer from Mabton, was also recognized with her first letter from Prosser High School.
She was also named the recipient of the Mustang Award.
Second-year swimmers for the Greyhounds included Chloe Peterson, Jasel Perez and Caitlin McGhan.
Perez was also the team’s High Point swimmer.
Taylor Wolfe, Brooklyn Shultz and Rachel Forrister of the Mustangs received a bar for competing their second year.
Wolfe was named Most Improved Swimmer.
A third-year letter was presented to Grandview senior Kendall Roberson, who spent a fall on the school’s soccer team.
Roberson was also presented a certificate from American Legion Fred E. Hayes Post 57 for her selection as an academic athlete.
Halley Carrick and Rachel Blount of the Mustangs were also presented third-year bars to accompany their letters.
Blount was also recognized as the team’s High Point swimmer.
Three swimmers for the Greyhounds are fourth-year lettermen. Mercedes Mendoza, Maxine Ocampo and Felicia Pena were all recognized by their coach for being dedicated to the program.
Pena was also presented the Greyhound Award for her enthusiasm and willingness as a leader.
Both teams were also recognized by Prosser coach Alice Perkins and Grandview coach Rita Uribe for their academic achievements.
The teams each had combined grade point averages of 3.0 or better. A certificate from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association was presented to each of the Greyhounds.
Perkins said the awards for her team were not yet ready and she would be presenting them to the girls as soon as she receives them.