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Dana Parker
Coconino High School
Sports Played: 
Volleyball and Beach Volleyball (9th – 12th Grade), Track (9th – 11th Grade), Basketball (9th – 10th Grade)
Athletic Success: 

Dana was a four-year indoor volleyball starter with multiple accolades achieved, including 4A Conference Offensive Player of the Year, All-Region Athlete, and top five in the state in multiple statistical categories.

In beach volleyball, which differs in tactical play and requires navigation through sand, she received multiple accolades as well, including being one of ten athletes selected for the U15 National Beach Volleyball Team, placing 3rd in the AAU Junior Olympic Games, and placing in multiple local and regional competitions.

Dana also saw success in track as she was a state qualifier her freshman through junior years, and she medaled in four events during her junior year, including placing 3rd in the 100m hurdles and 4th in the 300m hurdles.

In basketball, during her freshman year on JV, she was nominated as defensive player of the year.

Community & Character: 

Members of the community describe Dana as having an ability to “make everyone around her better.” Dana is a member of National Honor Society, volunteers over 30 hours per year to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and volunteers to assist in volleyball camps.

Future Plans: 

Dana plans to attend The University of Arizona to study physiology while competing at the university in beach volleyball. She would like to pursue a career in the medical field.