Ripon Christian High has a rich tradition of producing community-minded student-athletes, and senior Jared Goslinga is carrying the torch.
At an awards ceremony held by the Sac-Joaquin Section on April 17, Goslinga was one of 50 student-athletes in the SJS presented with the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarship for combining athletic prowess with community service and academic achievement throughout their high school careers.
It is the fourth straight year that a Ripon Christian student-athlete earned the award. Goslinga follows Logan Vos (2011), Steve Vander Molen (2010) and Matt Unruh (2009).
Winning the $1,500 Clarke Coover Scholarship Award are Atwater High’s Cassidy Heckman and Tanner Nissen of Capital Christian. Ten student-athletes were awarded each $1,000, and the remaining nominees get $600.
Goslinga, who earned the $600 scholarship, led Ripon Christian’s boys basketball team to its second straight undefeated run in the Southern League and a NorCal Tournament appearance. The 6-foot-5 forward led the Knights (23-7) with 16.2 points and 7.3 points per game and was selected to the all-SL first team.
In addition, his 4.253 GPA is ranked second in his class. He is a member of the California Scholarship Federation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the junior-senior prom committee, Close-Up Club and the Small Guys Singing Group. Goslinga has received the President’s Award for educational excellence three straight years.
Away from school, he is a volunteer at his church and has served meals to the homeless along with St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services.
Goslinga will continue playing basketball at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa where he will major in nursing.