Jeff Coprich win scholar award

West Ranch running back Jeff Coprich will be recognized as one of the top scholar athletes in the country by the National Alliance of African American Athletes in February.

Coprich won the Watkins State of California Scholar Athlete of the Year award, recognizing the top African-American scholar athlete in the state. He carries a 3.5 grade point average at West Ranch and led the team in rushing with 1,246 yards and 12 touchdowns in his senior season.

He will be recognized with scholar athletes from across the nation at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Feb. 18.

Coprich has offers to continue his football career in college from West Point, Montana and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.