Adam Frand Award

Adam Frand Memorial Award: Awarded to the athlete who best exemplifies Adam’s attributes of diligence, loyalty, competitiveness and dedication

It was August of 1998. Adam Frand and a couple friends went on a bike ride in Venice Beach.  Adam was set to begin his senior year in the fall.  An honor student, member of the Academic Decathlon Team, well liked among his peers, and an anchor leg of what, at that time, was the fastest 4 x 100 meter relay team Mira Costa’s Track program had seen, Adam had a bright future ahead of him.  He and his friends took a break from their bike ride and stopped for a glass of lemonade.  Minutes later Adam collapsed, and died from what was a previously undetected heart problem.  Needless to say, Adam’s death shook the entire Costa community, and especially the Track and Field team.  The friends with him that day didn’t run their senior year.  The following spring, a tradition was started in Adam’s name: The Adam Frand Memorial Award.  This award is given to two senior athletes, one boy and one girl, who best exemplify the aspects of Adam’s character: DILIGENCE, LOYALTY, COMPETITIVENESS AND DEDICATION.

2019
Brooke Inouye
Jules Barrieu

2018
Catherine Boudreau

2017
Gabby Guerrero
Margot MelDeFontenay
Eli Bedford
Matt DiSandro

2016
Noemi Castellanos
Fabien Franck-Love

2015
Sasha Ng
David Hodges

2014
Abby Hong
John Block

2013
Allie Campbell

2012
Kelli Sugimoto
Kyle Hubbard

2011
Shannon Hagedorn
Joe McMahon

2010
Lauren Wellbaum
Michael Koger

2009
Julia Vantrimpont
Brian Lau

2008
Emma Broussard-Wilson
Sean Tracy
Will Hollingsworth

2007
Isabella Marill
Eric Chandaragga

2006
Jennifer Hylander
Jordan Andino

2005
Lindsay Briunsma
Andrew Kline

2004
Sara Mickelson
Travis Shrodes

2003
Emily Pegan
Rocky Ciasulli

2002
Dorothy Le
Lars Crampton

2001
Erica Boll
Matt Studwell

2000
Amanda Gatavetsky
Francisco Fisher

1999
Ashley Katona
Jesse Simmons

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