The Wolverine Varsity Basketball teams continued their terrific basketball play sweeping through Kingco league season undefeated, as they both won the regular season crown and advanced to their regional rounds. Currently the Women's team is ranked #1 in 3A state and the boys are ranked #2 in the state. Off the court and into the pool the Bellevue Boys Swimming and Dive team won the WA State 3a Championship Joining the list of champions are the wrestlers who also won the KingCo crown. Congratulations to the Basketball, Swim/Dive and Wrestling teams !
Before a standing room only crowd in the Bellevue commons, 20 student athletes stood before their fellow students, teachers and parents committing to advance in their sport to the next level as they head to college next season. Stanford, UW, Yale, Columbia, WSU, Cornell, NYU, Boston U, Army, Air Force, University of San Diego, CWU, Redlands, Southern Nevada, Bentley, Santa Barbara and Claremont McKenna will all see Wolverines next season.
Stanford, UW, Air Force, Columbia and the University of San Diego will all see new players join their rosters as the Wolverine class of 2015 moves on to college. Mustafa Branch, Henry Roberts, Ross Connors, Ryan Gilbert and Jack Michael will trade in their flying wing helmets for their next challenge on the college gridiron.
Ross Connors who finished his career as an All-State Linebacker will be playing football at the Air Force Academy beginning next fall. Ross chose Air Force over Harvard and Cornell. Ryan Gilbert, starting cornerback, will be playing football at an Ivy, Columbia.
Ryan Gilbert and Campbell Alexieff have been selected by the Bellevue High School football coaches as Scholar-Athletes to be considered (along with 130 other athletes from 65 other local high schools) for recognition by the The Seattle/King County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. The athletes are selected based on having "demonstrated exceptional achievement in academics, leadership, citizenship, and athletics". The 49th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony is Sunday, February 8 at Century Link Field.
Jake Eldrenkamp was named to the first team Academic Pac 12 team with a 3.65GPA and Budda Baker as a freshman, was named Honorable Mention for his on-field performance.
Four Bellevue Junior Wolverine football teams won system championships during the GEJFA Championships played last Saturday at Pop Keeney. The Junior Wolverines won 4 of the 5 championships contested. Congratulations to the Rookies, Cubs, JV and Varsity teams. The Wolverines advanced more teams to the GEJFA systems championships than any other system for the 9th year in a row. http://www.wolverinejrfootball.com/
The Bellevue Wolverine JV and Freshman teams completed their 2014 season undefeated. This is the third year in a row the freshman have finished the season undefeated and they have one loss in 8 years and the JV team finished undefeated for the 7th year in a row and have one loss in 9 years.
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