FONTANA, CA – Bedecked in Titan white, blue and orange, Jurupa Hills High School senior Sophia Guevara brought her childhood dream to life with a flourish of a pen, signing her letter of intent for Cal State Fullerton as family cheered her on during a Nov. 11 ceremony.
Guevara, who received a full athletic scholarship, will play catcher for the Titans softball team as she pursues a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. Her love for game began at age 5, when she began playing Tball before switching to softball.
“Ever since I was a kid, when they’d ask us in school what our goals were or what we wanted to do one day, I always used to write ‘get a softball scholarship,’” Guevara said. “This has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember and I’m excited to have this opportunity.”
Guevara is a four-year varsity athlete, serving as the starting catcher, power hitter and team captain on Jurupa Hills’ softball team. Guevara has maintained a 3.4 GPA while pursuing her athletic dreams, and attributes her success to the support of her coaches and family.
“Sophia is a natural leader, dynamic athlete and dedicated student, and we are proud to call her a Jurupa Hills Spartan,” Jurupa Hills High School Principal Caroline Labonte said. “We are proud of her for achieving her dreams and know she will continue to inspire and thrive in college.”
Fontana Unified’s comprehensive high schools cultivate strong academic environments coupled with robust athletic programs to ensure student-athletes are challenged in the classroom and competitive on the field.