Return to Headlines

8 student-athletes chosen for Academic All-State honors

ECISD is proud to recognize eight outstanding student-athletes who earned Academic All-State recognition.


We have four recognized through the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA).


The four girls honored for Academic All-State

Top left, clockwise:

Monica Hinojos, the daughter of Sulema Sias. An outside hitter who lettered this year; in AVID for six years; ranked 17th in the senior class – all while playing volleyball and working a part time job.


Bethani Fierro, also a member of the PHS volleyball team, is the daughter of Maria & Gabriel Fierro. A middle blocker and team captain; 3 years varsity letterman; president of the student senate; currently ranked 14th in her class, she won the team award for highest overall GPA.


Natalia Abila is the daughter of Rosie & Jason Abila. She is the libero and team captain of the Permian High School volleyball team. She is a 4-year varsity letterman; All-District; ranks among the top 5% of the senior class and will graduate from Permian HS and with an associate degree from Odessa College.


Odalis Lujan from Odessa High School, is the daughter of Dalila Carrasco and Miguel Lujan. She lettered 4 years in cross country, and will earn 4 letters in track, too. She is an All-District performer, ranks in the top 10% of her class and with dual credit she will graduate from OHS with her certification as a Medical Assistant from Odessa College.


The Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Teams recognize high school athletes who excel in Grade Point Average, class rank and ACT/SAT score. We have four student-athletes so honored by this coaches’ association.


The boys who earned Academic All-State honors


Top left, clockwise:

Timothy Avila, the son of Melissa & Abel Avila received Honorable Mention Academic All-State honors. A linebacker, he lettered 2 years; won the Bronchos team award for outstanding linebacker this year; and he competes in track and field. 


Clifford Gordon, whose parents are Yolanda & Clifford Gordon, is a 2nd Team Academic All-State recipient. He lettered this past year and earned the team’s Most Conscientious player award; he also competes in track & Field. 


Bobby Lopez is the son of Marie & Patricio Lopez. The 4-year Permian High School football player is an Honorable Mention Academic All-State selection.


As is his MOJO teammate Austin Jacobo, son of Maribel & Mark Jacobo. He earned Honorable Mention Academic All-State distinction.