Student Athletes of the Year
The 2013 Hall of Fame committee is proud to announce the inaugural Cañada College Student-Athlete of The Year award.
The Female Student-Athlete of The Year recipient is Annika Nousiainen from our Women's Varsity Golf team. The Redwood City native has a 3.75 GPA and 1.5 handicap. She led the Lady Colts to the 2012 State Finals. Annika attended Truckee High School in Northern California where she led her team to two consecutive 3rd place finishes in the State High School Golf Championships. Annika then played golf at College of the Desert and competed in the Southern California regional tournament. Family health issues brought her back to Redwood City in 2012 where she led the Lady Colts to a Northern California Championship and a 3rd place finish in the State Championship. She received a scholarship to play golf at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego next fall and plans to study Business Administration.
Pierce Precht, a two year starting pitcher on our Varsity Baseball team is the Male Student-Athlete of The Year. The 6'1 left handed pitcher was a starter for the Colts in 2012 and 2013. Pierce graduated from San Mateo High School, where he was named Peninsula Athletic League Pitcher of the Year in 2010. As a freshman at Cañada he posted a 6-3 record in 10 starts with a 3.02 ERA and earned 2nd Team All-Coast Conference. This season, Pierce was 6-4 in 13 starts with 1 save, 1 shutout, 2 complete games and a 3.01 ERA. He was nominated 1st Team All-Coast Conference. Pierce has a 2.7 GPA and plans to major in psychology. He is being actively recruited by various universities at this time.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a California Community College Sophomore and have notable achievements in three areas of excellence: Classroom, Character, and Competition. Both Annika and Pierce will be honored on June 1 at our second annual Hall of Fame Banquet (tickets still available). They will be given a Student-Athlete of The Year ring from Jostens ring company and also have their names on a new athletic banner hung in our gymnasium.
Congratulations and continued success to both of these outstanding student body members!