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On Friday, March 12, 2021 the Quechan Tribal Council presented Ms Marianna Sheppard and Ms Mary Jules Amador Pendelton blankets.
Yuma High's senior guard Marianna Sheppard signed to SAGU American Indian College on Tuesday afternoon prior to her game against Cibola. The senior is averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 14 games. Sheppard is a part of the Quechan Tribe and becomes just the second member of the tribe to earn a athletic scholarship award.
Mary Jules Amador, a standout athlete who graduated from San Pasqual last year, signed with SAGU American Indian College. She is the FIRST Quechan female athlete in a long time to earn an athletic scholarship. MJ just finished her first basketball season at SAGU American Indian College and will continue her education and her basketball career at SAGU
Mariana Sheppard is presented with a Pendelton blanket by Tribal Council members Faron Owl and Darnella Melancon.
Mary Jules Amador is presented with a Pendelton blanket by Tribal Council members Faron Owl and Ina Hall.
Marianna Seppard and Mary Jules Amador along with the Quechan Tribal Council after receiving their Pendelton blankets.