Female Athlete of the Month

Jet Sports Training Female Athlete of the Month: Salpointe hoops/track standout Taliyah Henderson

Taliyah Henderson of Salpointe is a high-caliber athlete in track and basketball (Henderson photo)

Salpointe Class of 2025 track and field and basketball prospect Taliyah Henderson was highly successful in both sports in June, garnering her Jet Sports Training Female of the Month honors.

Henderson earned a bronze medal in the prestigious Nike Outdoor Nationals at Eugene, Ore., in the 400-meter run and she then rejoined her Salpointe team for a high-level tournament in San Diego after being with the team earlier in the month for summer ball.

She has emerged as one of Joseph Luevano’s top players for the 2022-23 season, able to play all five positions at 6-foot-1. During the month of June, she was offered a scholarship from San Diego and BYU. That adds to a list that includes Utah, Hampton and Southern Utah.

Henderson won the Division III state title in the 800 meters at the 2022 AIA State Track & Field Championships in May with her time of 2:21.60, coming ahead of her Salpointe teammate Kylie Wild — who won the 1600m and 3200m — by nearly two seconds. 


January 2022: Salpointe basketball player Kylee Callahan

February 2022: Salpointe soccer player Trinity Morales

March 2022: Sabino softball player Riley Nielson

April 2022: Rincon/University tennis player Tanvi Narendran

May 2022: Sabino track athlete Azariah Foster


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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