State champion Sasha Wallace has transferred to Castro Valley High from Holy Names

High school track and field star Sasha Wallace has transferred to Castro Valley High, she said today.
Last season as a junior at Holy Names High, Wallace won both the girls triple jump and 100-meter hurdles at the California Interscholastic Federation state track and field championships. She led the nation in both events at the end of the California high school season, according to the DyeStat Elite 100 high school rankings.
In June, she was named the Gatorade California Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year and the Bay Area News Group East Bay Female Athlete of the Year.
Wallace is transferring for academic and financial reasons, her mother Jamelle Wallace said. She said that Sasha was not able to enroll in advanced placement courses at Holy Names that she needed in order to be considered by certain universities.
“We live in Castro Valley, it’s a really great school district, and we are able to get a variety of courses there,” Jamelle said. The family has lived in Castro Valley for almost five years, Jamelle said.
“It’s not something that I really wanted to do because I’ve been at Holy Names for three years and I’ve developed solid friendships,” Sasha said. “But Castro Valley is going to be a very positive situation for me for my future.
“It’s something that I have to do for my future. It will benefit my future academically.”

Phil Jensen

  • Monarch Alum

    Who really believes that she “couldn’t get into any AP courses so she has to transfer” line?

  • That’s interesting- Holy Names has A/P courses, but you have to have the grades to enroll in those type of courses. Hard to beleive that CV can offer a better educagtion than Holy Names, especilly with all the problems in public schools today. Holy Names has had a rich tradition of female track stars moving on to college. Financial reasons were also listed though and that’s understanding. I guess that’s a lesson for all the anti-privates who think sports get you a free ride at private schools.

  • SL piratefootball

    its not like she is transfering to a track powerhouse like st mary’s BOD or even san leandro where her friends and trainer partners attend she is going to castro valley they are up and coming but not a powerhouse a kid should b able to leave a private school and attend the school in the district they live in. so stop all the hating