Curtis High School
When Andrea Geubelle is around a sports venue, the place is usually “jumping”. The Curtis High School senior is the TAC-Columbia Bank Female Athlete of the Year. In track & field and volleyball Andrea has long-jumped her way to the University of Kansas. She has accepted a full ride NCAA scholarship there and no wonder. Not only does she have a national championship to her credit in high school, she has won just about everything else. League, district and state honors have come easy for the Viking star who jumped two feet longer than any other female in the state this year in the triple jump and a foot longer in the long jump. She has topped 40-feet several times this year in prep competition and nearly 20-feet in long jump events. She also won the 100 meters in her league championship meet and she followed that with all three titles in West Central District competition. State meet marks hadn’t been set at press time but state records aren’t out of reach. In volleyball she drew raves from those who marveled at her jumping ability. In 46 games she had 20 aces, 152 kills and 147 digs in her league and 52 kills and 67 digs at “state”. Yes, she was named her team’s Most Valuable Player. It’s not very often that the TAC-Columbia Bank Athlete of the Year is claimed by a national champion but Andrea Geubelle is the “real deal” and she outshines a host of outstanding athletes from Tacoma and Pierce County.