Bill Sumner has spent a good portion of his coaching career working with kids from the affluent community of Corona del Mar.
While many of the athletes that he has trained might not need a scholarship to afford college, the Sea Kings distance running coach says there are ulterior motives.
The scholarship serves as validation of the hard work that has been put in by the athlete, and it was Raquel Powers’ turn to be rewarded this week.
Powers has made her commitment to the University of Michigan.
Her decision had come down to Michigan and UC San Diego. Powers said that a desire to challenge herself in a power conference played a big role in her choice.