High-SchoolCalifornia: Kyla Ross

Girls Athlete of the Year: Kyla Ross

July, 13, 2012
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Diminutive freshman Team USA gymnastics phenom, who is headed to London with a good chance to being back more than one medal, is voted best for 2011-12 school year.

This is one of those years in the decision-making process regarding the Cal-Hi Sports Girls State Athlete of the Year in which there is one group of girls from individual sports that we don’t often cover – such as gymnastics and swimming – and then another group from the more traditionally popular CIF sports like volleyball, basketball, softball and track.

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More Girls State Athletes of the Year

July, 13, 2012
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We have honorees listed for the five CIF divisions plus one for each year in school. Since the overall athlete of the year is a freshman, a senior of the year also has been named. An honor roll including many other multi-sport standouts has been added as well.

Congratulations to the following girls for being selected as a 2011-12 Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the Year:

Seniors:
Nirra Fields (Mater Dei, Santa Ana)

After moving to California last year with her guardian, Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach Mike Brown, the Canadian-born and Under-19 Canadian National Team member had a short career in California. Despite joining a team that had won back-to-back state championships, Fields not only found her niche, but the UCLA-bound guard made her mark in one of the most successful girls programs in state history. When USC-bound Monarchs star Jordan Adams went down early in the season, Fields literally carried the team through the Nike TOC and a trip to Washington D.C where the Monarchs played some of the toughest teams in the nation. Her banner year was culminated in leading Mater Dei to a three-peat after she posted a double-double 24 points and 11 rebounds with six assists in a 57-40 victory over Berkeley in the CIF Division I state championship game in Sacramento. Fields had per game averages of 23 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals and “she was the best player at the McDonalds All-America game,” said Cal-Hi Sports Managing Editor Ronnie Flores.

Note: For additional seniors who have been singled out, look for lists under each CIF division.

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