Connect with us

Feature

DECADE’S MULTI-SPORT ATHLETES: #9 ALISON BOWMAN

The Top 10 multi-sport athletes of the past decade.

By Robert Balajadia

With high school sports officially wrapped up for 2020, we’ve decided to count down the top 10 male and female multi-sport high school athletes of the past decade (2010-2020). This list centers around athletes who were not only dominant in one sport, but were multi-faceted stars every time they took the field/court.

Following the direction of a list created by GSPN’s Patrick Lujan four years ago on the best multi-sport athletes ever on Guam, ‘like sports’ (like cross country and track & field) will be ranked the same.

We continue the countdown with #9 Alison Bowman of the JFK Islanders.

Alison came into high school as a track & field powerhouse as part of the Guam High Panthers. She won the team title, along with the distance running events, in just her first year, setting the tone for her high school athletics career.

Bowman’s size made her a natural fit in volleyball and basketball, but she would forgo volleyball to commit to cross country since they were in the same quarter, where she would also win a title with JFK as well as 1st place in the All-Island meet.

Bowman was a dominant figure in basketball, racking up 1st Team selections as an upperclassman, finishing 3rd place in the 2015 season.

Outside of high school sports, Alison was also deeply committed to surfing where she would reel in a 2013 Melanesian Surfing title.

Post high school, Alison would continue to run for Guam’s National Track & Field team while suiting up to run for the University of Hawaii. Alison competed in 3×3 tournaments for basketball, won bronze in the 2019 Pacific Games and holds the Guam record for 4×4 and steeplechase records and indoor 600m.

Alison’s high school accolades

Track & Field – 2x Champion, 
Record breaker – 800m, 1500m, 3000m
Basketball – 2x 1st Team All-Island, 3rd place finish
Cross Country – 1x Champion, All Island Winner
Surfing – Melanesian Surfing Cup Champ
Winner of the All Around/Multi Sport Athlete at the Governor’s Award Banquet in 2014.

Alison’s reaction to making the list

“I’m honored. Some of my best memories came from playing sports on and for Guam. It’s been a blessing being able to represent my island as much as I have.”

Previous Reveals

10. Regina Shiroma

Honorbale Mention

Mya Sanchez (Academy)
Brianna Benito (Academy)
Gemilie Ilao (Academy)
Dyonii Quitugua (GW)
Colleen Quinata (GW)
Sam Quinata (GW)
Tasha Palomo (GW)
Shania Bulala (Okkodo)
Regine Tugade (JFK)
Kiana Rivera (JFK)
Mary Gillan (ND)
Brielle Meno (Southern)
Chloe Miranda (St. Paul)
Monica Giger (St. Paul)
Jenna Han (St. John’s)
Hallie Wigsten (St. John’s)

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

May

June 2021

July
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for June

1st

Events for June

2nd

No Events
Events for June

3rd

Events for June

4th

Events for June

5th

6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Events for June

6th

Events for June

7th

No Events
Events for June

8th

Events for June

9th

No Events
Events for June

10th

Events for June

11th

Events for June

12th

13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Events for June

13th

Events for June

14th

No Events
Events for June

15th

Events for June

16th

No Events
Events for June

17th

Events for June

18th

Events for June

19th

20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Events for June

20th

Events for June

21st

No Events
Events for June

22nd

Events for June

23rd

No Events
Events for June

24th

Events for June

25th

Events for June

26th

27
28
29
30
1
2
3
Events for June

27th

Events for June

28th

No Events
Events for June

29th

Events for June

30th

No Events

Foody’s Fun Facts

Favorites From Year 2

Polls

Which omitted high school sport did you miss the most?

View Results

Tokyo Olympics Countdown


2021 Tokyo Olympics

COMING SOON …

SATURDAY

Boys Volleyball: Champion vs. Champion

Saturday 6 pm: FD vs. Tiyan

 

UFC Fight

July 25: Trevin Jones vs. Tony Kelley

QUICK HITS

Nadine Del Carmen graduated from Santa Clara University on June 11. She was named captain of the Santa Clara women’s tennis team in her senior year and she will be attending Georgetown University in the fall to pursue her masters and will be playing for the Hoyas women’s tennis team.

 

——————————————————–

After a star-studded collegiate career at UCLA, Bubba Nickles turns her focus on the Tokyo Olympics with Team USA after the Bruins were eliminated in the College World Series. Nickles endured a broken arm on April 7 and worked her way back into the Bruins lineup for the WCWS. She will go down as one of UCLA’s best softball players in its storied history.

More in Feature