Los Lunas High School graduate Bryce Santana was one of seven University of New Mexico football players selected to the 2023 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District team, according to UNM.
Santana, who graduated from LLHS in 2020, a rising senior defensive lineman for the Lobos, is majoring in engineering.
To be eligible for Academic All-District status, a student-athlete must be nominated and have at least a 3.5 grade point average while playing in at least 90 percent of all contests or starting 66 percent of all games.
Mike Powers spent more than 40 years as a television news and sports anchor, mostly in the Albuquerque market. He has won numerous awards including New Mexico Sportscaster of the Year. He covers a wide range of sports, including the Valencia County prep scene.