thsadalogowhataburgerlogoTexas High School Athletic Directors Association and Whataburger announce the 2016 Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients

Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship


Female Award Recipient

Adriana Rae Urueta

Del Rio High School

Del Rio, Texas


Adriana participated in Basketball for four years and Track/Field for three years at Del Rio HS.  Adriana will attend Texas A &M University and study Civil Engineering.

Adriana is an all “A” student, has a GPA of 4.5 and is ranked 7th in her class of 668.  She has taken a PreAP and AP course of study along with dual credit courses throughout her high school career. Adriana has been a 3-year member of the National Honor Society.

Adriana participated in basketball and track where she earned many awards and honors such as District Offensive Player of the Year (Basketball) and was a four-year All District First-Team performer. She has also been a part of two District Championship Track teams as well as a two-year Area and Regional Qualifier.

Adriana is also very involved in her community.  Over the years she has participated in Feast of Sharing, Saturday Tutoring Camps, Relay for Life, St. Joseph’s Youth Group, Teacher Appreciations and Queens Basketball Summer League.




Male Award Recipient

Russell Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman

William Howard Taft High School

San Antonio, Texas


Russell participated in Water Polo and Swimming for four years at William Howard Taft High School in San Antonio.  Russell will attend Trinity University and study Business Finance.

Russell was the 2016 Class Valedictorian at S.A. Taft High School with a GPA of 103.057.  Russell has also been awarded the Advanced Placement Scholar Award as well as three years of perfect attendance, three years in the National Honor Society and also served as NHS Treasurer.

Russell was a three-time District champion swimmer in the 200 IM, 500 Free and 200 Medley Relay.  He holds the S.A. Taft record in the 500 Free, 1000 Free and 1,650 Free, 200 & 400 Medley Relay and 800 Free Relay.  He was also a NISCA Academic All-American and a USA Swimming Scholastic All American.

Russell also participates in music and was All-District and All Region Concert Band/Alto Sax, All region jazz Band/Alto Sax and also has a 1st place finish in the Palo Alto Jazz 6A Big Band/Alto Sax soloist in 2015.