Tucson High School Sports

Former Cholla standout Destyni Payan to play for Park University

(Destyni Payan Photo)

All-Southern Arizona selection Destyni Payan of Cholla signed on to play for Park University. Payan was also voted one of the Top 50 Players from Southern Arizona for the last decade.

Payan will join former Salpointe standout Daniela Bernal on the Buccaneer roster.

Park University is an NAIA program located in Gilbert, Arizona.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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