Angie Salinas, a retired United States Marine Corps General and 1976 Dominican alum, was named one of eight recipients of the NCAA Legacy Award at the women’s college basketball Final Four in San Antonio on Thursday.
The award, which has been given out since 2014, goes to individuals “for their community outreach, local activism and commitment to inclusive excellence.”
Salinas is currently the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, a role she stepped into after a 39-year career in the U.S. Marine Corp. During her time in the military, she was the first Latina selected and promoted to the general officer rank. At the time of her retirement, she was the senior ranking woman and senior Hispanic in the Corps.
Before joining the military, Salinas was a star guard at Dominican and is credited as helping resurrect the women’s basketball program in 1972.
Prep cross country
San Rafael swept Novato in the boys and girls races on Thursday at a 2.9-mile course at San Geronimo. Acer Cristea paced the SR boys to a 24-31 win with a top time of 16 minutes, 15 seconds — almost a full minute better than the second-place finisher, teammate Dylan Moore (17:10). Joe Ducker (17:17) was the top Novato finisher on the boys side. San Rafael’s Lila Hoeh ran the fastest girls time with a 20:51 and Novato’s Aleshka McPretl was second with a 21:33.
Sadie Leonard tossed another complete-game gem for Redwood, striking out 16 while allowing two hits, a walk and a run in the Giants 5-1 win over San Marin on Thursday. Leonard was also 1 for 4 at the plate and Kaela Sparler was 2 for 4 with two doubles and two runs to help the Giants stay perfect (3-0) on the season.
Redwood took the top two spots in diving against Drake on Thursday. Ruby Hauth scored a 197.35 to top the girls scoreboard while Owen Peterson recorded a 265.75 to pace the boys. Sophie Taubman had the top girls score for Drake with a 172.50 and Carson Camp had the top boys score with a 206.
Dominican swept Holy Names in a doubleheader on Friday to improve to 10-8 on the season.
Dominican won game one 9-0 behind a complete-game, three-hit shutout from Shelby Keltner (5-4), who struck out nine. Seven Penguins drove in runs, led by Alyssa Waltman and Alyssa Ramirez, who each went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Vanessa Porto was also 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
In game two, Dominican scored three runs in the second to pull away for a 6-2 win. Ramirez once again led the way offensively, going 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs while Peyton Mott went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Kathryn Carvalho got the win in the circle, pitching a complete game with two strikeouts and seven hits allowed.