Gavilan College Athletics honors three with Bill Hooper Memorial Scholarships

Richard Guevara (men’s soccer), Sadie Allen (women’s basketball) and Jennifer Rosales (women’s basketball) each received the Bill Hooper Memorial Scholarship. (Photo courtesy Gavilan College Athletics)
Richard Guevara (men’s soccer), Sadie Allen (women’s basketball) and Jennifer Rosales (women’s basketball) each received the Bill Hooper Memorial Scholarship. (Photo courtesy Gavilan College Athletics)

GILROY, Calif. - On May 21, 2018, at the Gavilan College Scholarship Award Ceremony three former student-athletes: Richard Guevara (Men’s Soccer), Sadie Allen (Women’s Basketball) and Jennifer Rosales (Women’s Basketball) were awarded with the Bill Hooper Memorial Scholarship. All three received a $500 scholarship to continue with their education at a four-year university in the fall.

The criteria for the Bill Hooper Memorial Scholarship is based on the following;                                                                    Left to right: Guevara, Allen, Rosales and Ron Hannon

  1. Former student-athlete who has exhausted their eligibility at the community college level
  2. Competed with honor
  3. Exemplified good sportsmanship
  4. Will Transfer to a four-year university.

Bill Hooper, founder of Student Insurance, was an advocate for student-athletes all over California. In 1960, Hooper, along with law makers, changed the California Education Code by requiring insurance coverage for all student-athletes representing institutions. An avid sportsman, Hooper competed for Stanford University on a basketball scholarship and was a member of the 1942 Cardinal men’s basketball team that won the NCAA National Championship.

(Information provided by Christopher Spence, Sports Media Relations for Rams Athletics at Gavilan College.  For more information on Rams Athletics, please contact Christopher Spence at 408-852-2809 or email at cspence@gavilan.edu)