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Oakton wins Wells Fargo Cup

Oakton High School earned the 2012-13 Wells Fargo Cup for Group AAA, using a strong spring sports season to claim its first-ever Cup title. The Cup goes to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall record in VHSL state-level competition in 27 sports.



Local field hockey teams win state titles

The Potomac/North U16 and U19 teams both took home gold medals from the VA Commonwealth Games held at the University of Virginia last weekend. Consisting of players from Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, Potomac/North competed against teams from all over the state to earn the title of state champions. Three recent high school graduates on the U19 will play college field hockey in the fall: Sarah Betti (Herndon) will attend Haverford College, Katie Clark (Marshall) will attend UMASS and Sam Zelenack (Fairfax) will attend Towson.



NOVA student-athletes earn academic honors

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has recognized three Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) student–athletes for their outstanding scholastic achievements.

Anuar Khvan-Beiseuov, a sophomore, earned the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence, the NJCAA’s highest academic honor, with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Khan-Beiseuov, a Fairfax High grad, was a two-year member of NOVA’s men’s basketball team and started in four games while averaging 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds this season. He will be attending Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Sophomore Anita Rios earned the Exemplary Achievement Award for having a cumulative GPA of over 3.7. Rios was a two-year member of NOVA’s women’s volleyball team. She led the team, and was 24th nationally, with 599 digs in her sophomore campaign. Rios will be attending George Mason University and majoring in biology.

Robert Holdren, a NOVA sophomore from Lawton, Okla., also earned the Exemplary Achievement Award. A member of NOVA’s men’s soccer team, Holdren is transferring to the University of Virginia and majoring in aerospace engineering.

The trio also earned the NJCAA All-Academic Team recognition. In addition, Alanah Jones, a member of the women’s volleyball team, earned all-region honors. Jones transferred to George Mason University in January.