Tucson High School Sports

Local basketball standouts Emma Morris & Bree Olson named Athletes of the Week in Hawai’i

(Hawai’i at Hilo Graphic)

Chaminade University freshman Emma Morris (Tanque Verde) was named Pacific Health Silversword Female Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 8-14.

According to a release, Morris scored 37 points and had seven rebounds in her three games against the nationally-ranked Sharks of Hawai’i Pacific University. The freshman sank 10 triples and either led or co-led the ‘Swords in the scoring ledger in each game against HPU. Morris is one of the top 3-point shooters in the conference, ranking second in both percentage (37.8) and 3s per game (2.8).

Emma Morris (Chaminade Photo)

Hawai’i at Hilo standout Bree Olson was named Vulcan Athlete of the Week on Feb. 3.

Olson totaled 16 points and 20 rebounds as the Vulcans swept Chaminade on Oahu. Olson collected a career-high 12 rebounds in one game to go with 10 points for her first double-double in a Vulcan uniform. Olson, a transfer from Pima CC sat out last season with a knee injury.

This list will be updated all year in an effort to recognize all former local prep stars who have gone on to achieve either academic and/or athletic awards at the next level. These are not high school awards but collegiate and professional recognitions. NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS. If you are aware of anything I have missed along the way, please let me know.

Portions from news release.

We recognized 134 athletes in 2020 and 8 athletes this year so far.

Emma Morris/Basketball
Tanque Verde/Chaminade
Female Athletes of the Week (2/16)

Bree Olson/Basketball
Pusch Ridge/ Hawai’i at Hilo
Athlete of the Week (2/3)

Lauren Wedman/Softball
Sahuaro/Colorado Mesa
RMAC Preseason Players to Watch (2/11)

Mandy Lorenson/Softball
Ironwood Ridge/Ft. Lewis
RMAC Preseason Players to Watch (2/11)

Drew Hill/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge/Colorado School of Mines
RMAC Preseason Players to Watch (2/11)

Alfredo Villa/Baseball
Rincon/UHS/Adams State
RMAC Preseason Players to Watch (2/11)

Nick Gonzales/Baseball
BaseballAmerica No. 3 Pirate Prospect (1/19)
BaseballAmerica No. 51 MLB Prospect (1/19)
MLB Second-base Prospect (1/24)

Jake Engel/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge/Dixie State
All-Decade Team (1/7)

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