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About the SWX Cricket Student Athlete of the Month


SWX and Cricket Wireless are pleased to recognize student athletes in the Inland Northwest who demonstrate admirable qualities as both a student and an athlete.

All candidates are nominated and recognized by their respective schools. Then, each month, we randomly highlight a student and his or her accomplishments. Students are honored just as much for their successes of the field or court as they are for what they do in competition.

The selected student athletes will be recognized at the beginning of each month on TV - both on KHQ Local News and SWX. Their stories and accomplishments will also be archived on SWXRightNow.com.

Each winner receives a plaque from Cricket Wireless. And his or her school receives the SWX Cricket Cup traveling trophy for the month during which they're recognized.

To all the student athletes in the Inland Northwest, we salute you and congratulate you for a job well done - both on and off the court or playing field.


  • High School

    • Spokane's Makenzie Funk finalist Award for Excellence

      Mount Spokane High School’s Makenzie Funk is one of 25 sophomore, junior and senior-level high school athletes in the United States to be selected as a finalist based on athletic, academic and civic achievements.

    • National Signing Day 2017

      It's a day dozens of local athletes will never forget, and SWX was your home for all things National Signing Day.

    • Riverhawks boys basketball team hosts the Frankston Blues from Australia

      PASCO, WA - The Riverhawks boys basketball team hosted the Frankston Blues from Australia. Following last night's game, the Australian players stayed overnight at the Chiawana players' homes. Then this morning, the Australians went to school with their new friends. They say they're learning a ton being on the other side of the world, all while having a great time. "Basketball-wise, probably how to play at their level and sort of be able to talk and play at a competitive l...
    • SWX interview with Kamiakin Braves quarterback Zach Borisch

      WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX interview with the Kamiakin Braves quarterback Zach Borisch. This segment aired on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016.
    • SWX interview with Richland Bombers running back Parker McCary

      WATCH NOW: Watch the SWX interview with the Richland Bombers running back Parker McCary. This segment aired on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016.
    • Reaching New Heights With Shadle Park's Jakobe Ford

      On the hardwood, Jakobe Ford is a high-flying highlight waiting to happen, but where he really soars is on the track. “He's just really athletic in general,” says Ford’s coach Dominique Butler. “He definitely has hops so that helps too."

    • Spokane Teenager Looking to Make a Splash at Olympic Trials

      On land, Daniel Roy is barely old enough to drive, but in the pool, Roy's drive has taken him to the top of his sport at the young age of 16. "I've gotten to that point where a meet is just a meet," says Roy. "Omaha is a different story." 

    • Spokane Boxers Ready to Fight For Their Dreams at Junior Olympics

      It's been about two decades since two boxers from the Howard Street Gym have qualified for the USA Boxing Junior Olympics. 16-year-old Israel Alvarez and 15-year-old Patrick Cody have changed that, and the two are now getting ready to fight for the gold next week in Dallas.
    • Two Local Standouts Commit to Oregon

      Days after attending a football camp hosted by the University of Oregon, two local players announced they have verbally committed to play for the Ducks. Coeur D'Alene quarterback Colson Yankoff and Gonzaga Prep wide receiver Devin Culp, both entering their junior years, committed to Oregon on Saturday. Yankoff, a 6'3" four-star recruit, had offers from Washington State, Boise State, Texas Tech and others. Coeur d'Alene high school's twitter account broke the news: "It's ...

    • Rogers' Khalil Winfrey Has Unfinished Business at State Track

      Rogers High School Senior Khalil Winfrey is one of the fastest sprinters in the entire state of Washington. The future Washington Husky is ranked second in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash, and looks to prove just how fast he is this weekend at the state meet. It's a meet that Winfrey has been counting down towards since this time last year, and SWX's Lindsay Joy reports on why this weekend means so much to Winfrey.