Athlete Spotlight: Auxanne Beugre

Grade—Senior. School—Ygnacio Valley High. Sport—Basketball

Beugre is in her fourth season on Warriors varsity basketball and she is enjoying quite a season with her teammates. The senior center is ranked No. 1 among all Division IV North Coast Section girls in rebounding, collecting 13 boards per game. She is scoring 12 points per game and had 15 double doubles in her first 25 games this season. She had a career high 23 rebounds against Berean Christian last month. Beugre was second team all-Diablo Athletic League last season and honorable mention all-league as a sophomore. The 5-9 post player is a team captain this year for the Warriors, who have a 20-6 overall mark and tied for first at 8-2 in the DAL Valley Division. The team is hoping for a high seed in the NCS D-IV playoffs beginning this week. She played club basketball for Bay Area Magic the past two years. “Auxanne is a dynamic student athlete who continues to excel on the court and in the classroom. She earned her title as senior captain. Her development in basketball and the classroom reflects her ability to be successful at anything she puts her mind to. It is her hard work and dedication that has raised the standard of play for other athletes at Ygnacio Valley High School,” says head coach Rae Jackson. She’s applied to three Northern California state universities and is hoping she can continue playing basketball next fall in college while majoring in business marketing.

The Pioneer congratulates Auxanne and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Clayton and Concord area for 25 years at Family Vision Care Optometry. www.laceyandruzicka.com

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