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Subway Scholar Athlete - Yaneesa Velasquez

Orland High senior basketball star scores Subway Scholar Athlete honor

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 6:15 PM
Updated: Feb. 8, 2018 6:16 PM

Yaneesa Velasquez is a basketball player who owns Orland's single-game scoring record of 32 points.

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The Trojan senior also scores high marks in the classroom as she carries a 4.17 GPA.

She says she draws her motivation from her mom.

"She was a single mom and she raised four kids. There were times when we had just enough to make it, but she always provided for us. I don't know what I could've done without her and she's my motivation, my hero," said Velasquez.

Watch the video for more on why Yaneesa Velasquez is our Scholar Athlete of the Week, presented by Subway.

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