Erica Ahmann

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Erica Ahmann was a standout three-sport athlete at Napa High School, making her mark in basketball, volleyball and track. She played four years of basketball, three on the varsity, and was an outstanding team player according to Coach Keith Orr. Ahmann made the All-County and All-MEL basketball teams in her senior year as center and was chosen as the Most Outstanding Player for Napa High. She played two years on the volleyball team at Napa High and again earned All-County and All-MEL honors in her senior year. Ahmann will probably be best remembered for her accomplishments on the track and field teams – not only at Napa High, but at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, as well. Ahmann had a four-year track career at Napa High competing in the discus throw, shot put and high jump. She still holds the Napa High record in the discus throw and placed 12th at the state championship in her senior year. She was named Female Track Athlete of the Year at Napa High in her senior year. In addition to her athletic achievements, Ahmann was a four-year participant in the Napa High band and the 4-H Club. At the end of her high school career, Ahmann was asked to play basketball at Cal Poly. Planning to major in engineering, Ahmann thought basketball would be too demanding of her time, so she chose to limit her sporting activities to track. By the time Ahmann’s stay at Cal Poly was over, she had earned a full track scholarship, had thrown the discus 189 feet, competed and placed at NCAA Division II and NCAA Division I National Track Competitions, was a four-time All-American and qualified for the Olympic Trials. She was named Female Athlete of the Year at Cal Poly two years in a row and represented the U.S. in Great Britain and took fifth place. Today, Ahmann is an engineer for Napa County and has helped coach the field events at Napa High, Vintage, Justin Siena and the Napa Track Club.