Arizona quarterback Jamarye Joiner, a former Cienega High School standout, is off to a great start academically in his career, earning the highest grade-point average among all Arizona Wildcats freshmen athletes, according to a Facebook post published today by his mother Christina Pena.
Pena’s post reads, “CONGRATS JAMARYE!! He has the highest GPA in ATHLETICS in his FRESHMAN class!! Omg we are so very proud of you!! #EducationComesFirst”
She also posted this photo of Joiner:
Joiner is biding his time for an opportunity in Kevin Sumlin’s program with junior Khalil Tate the starter and sophomore Rhett Rodriguez (formerly of Catalina Foothills) ahead of him on the depth chart.
Joiner guided Cienega to a 12-1 season and a spot in the state semifinals last year as a senior. He helped set the school record for wins in a season and threw for 2,196 yards as a senior with 26 touchdowns to only seven interceptions. He also rushed for 1,399 yards and 18 touchdowns. He compiled 3,909 passing yards his final two seasons of high school.