Van Wingerden named Phil Womble Award recipient

Talia Van Wingerden - Bishop Diego

Talia Van Wingerden

Talia Van Wingerden was recognized as the the Phil Womble Award winner for Bishop Diego at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon on Monday.

The Round Table presents the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award to student-athletes who demonstrate the highest standards of ethics and sportsmanship. Each school selects a junior on an annual basis.

Van Wingerden plays softball and volleyball at Bishop Diego.

“I think one of her strongest assets, and what makes her perfect for this award, is her ability to do things the right way without having to be told,” said Bishop Diego coach Jason Donnelly.

“Talia’s a great teammate who always inspires those around her.”

Van Wingerden thanked her parents, coaches, Bishop Diego administrators, her teammates, Phil Womble and the Round Table for the award.