In 2015, The Rod Dedeaux Foundation was proud to provide a college scholarship to a fine young lady with a bright future, named, Aris Metcalfe. We are very happy to hear that she has made the San Diego State University softball team as a true freshman. That's no small feat, as San Diego State University is a top softball program, finishing second in the Mountain West Conference in 2015, making them one of just 20 schools in the country to play in an NCAA tournament at least eight consecutive years.
Even more impressive is that Aris is majoring in Kinesiology and her goal is to become an athletic trainer for baseball and softball teams at the professional level. Aris is a native of Compton and attended King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science where she graduated with a 3.5 GPA. Aris has trained at our partner organizization, the Urban Youth Academy, since her freshman year in high school. She's participated in softball tournaments hosted by the Academy, volunteered in multiple Urban Youth Academy events, and played on two of the Dodgers RBI regional softball teams.
Aris is not only a great ball player, but her personality and nature are what really make her special. The Rod Dedeaux Foundation and The Urban Youth Academy are both proud of Aris and excited to see all that she accomplishes both on and off the field. Her future is bright.