Former Capuchino High sports star Shannyn Hollie Jones, who played multiple sports at the school during the 1990s and went on to have an accomplished college career as a volleyball player at Howard University, was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame on Monday.
Jones was recognized at the event among students and coaches, and in front of 30 family members and friends, including her husband, children and parents.
For the hall of fame induction ceremony, the school presented Jones with a display case, created by George Mutto of House of George, which included a jersey and mementos of Jones's playing days at Howard University and Capuchino. The display will eventually be displayed in the newly remodeled gym.
Jones was also presented with a framed "Block C" from Capuchino High’s sports boosters President Arturo Tudury.
“It was a joyous occasion that was very memorable,” Tudury said of the ceremony. “Ms. Jones addressed the assembled group, including former Cap sports teammates and coaches, current students and staff, and gave a heartfelt speech of thanks to her family friends, coaches, teachers and mentors.
“The speech was interrupted several times by a few happy tears,” he said. “Ms. Jones presented her own award of appreciation to her former softball coach, Wes Pearce, who was a big influence and help to Shannyn when she attended Cap.”
Jones went to Cap from 1989-93 and lettered in basketball, softball and volleyball, earning a scholarship to Howard University for volleyball and winning many awards along the way.
The hall of fame induction, which only happens every few years, was one of many awards given out at the Monday night event.
In addition to Jones’s recognition, more than 12 awards were given to Cap athletes:
- Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wild Scholarship Award: Enrico Zermeno and Kristine Asuncion
- Jimmy Johnson Award: Kelly McDaid and Jose Alvarez
- Carl Reyna Sprit Award: Tim Gretter and Gabriela Tudury
- Don Laclergue Sportsmanship Award: Lorena Misculin
- Byron McCaughey Scholar Athlete Award: Luke Gray and Jennifer Lewis
- Cheerleader of the Year: Monique Ramirez
- Male Athlete of the Year: Lucciano Molina
- Female Athlete of the Year: Jennifer Lewis
Outgoing athletic director Mike Trimble was also recognized during the event. The boosters club presented him with his own "Block C" for overseeing the school’s sports programs over the years.
Arturo Tudury and Mike Trimble contributed to this story.