Fay is Santa Barbara High’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Santa Barbara High basketball player Andrew Fay holds a 4.95 average.

Now that number may not be impressive in terms of scoring on the court. But when it comes to getting it done in the classroom, Fay’s grade point average  is through the roof. We’re talking Kobe Bryant and LeBron James court numbers.

Andrew Fay carries a grade point average of 4.95.

Andrew Fay carries a grade point average of 4.95.

Fay was honored as Santa Barbara High’s Scholar Athlete of the Year at Monday’s Athletic Round Table press luncheon.

Fay has the distinction of  being  the No. 1 student in the senior class of 538 students at SBHS. He’s earned the impressive GPA with a class load that includes Advanced Placement physics, English literature, calculus and government. He also takes a marketing course at City College.

His marketing skills have come in handy in his work with the nonprofit groups Youth for Direct Relief and the Santa Barbara Sports Drive. He is co-president of the Youth for Direct Relief, which last year raised $27,000.

Fay’s stellar academic work has earned him the honor of AP Scholar with Distinction. He is a member of the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation and is a National Merit Commencement Student.

He plans to study business and economics in college. His college choices include Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Penn, Duke and USC. His older brother, Brendan, attends Notre Dame and his father, Barry, is a graduate from the university.

Fay was a junior starting guard on last year’s Dons basketball team that won the Channel League with a 12-0 record and advanced to the CIF Southern Section 3A semifinals and the second round of the CIF State Tournament.

His parents are Barry and Kira Fay.