Youth of the Year continues basketball career


Canyon Laker Jordyn Strange, Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Youth of the Year and standout athlete from Temescal Canyon High School, has announced her plans to continue her education and basketball career at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She will enroll in the fall and become a member of Coach Mark Beinborn’s Viking program.

Jordyn was a four-year basketball letter winner at Temescal Canyon. She served as team captain during her junior and senior seasons as the Titans went 22-6 overall and 8-2 in the Sunbelt League each year.

Jordyn was a second team All-Sunbelt selection in 2015-16. She won Temescal Canyon’s Player of the Year award this year. She also lettered twice each for coaches Terri Edwards and Jim McMahon in volleyball and track and field.

Jordyn, the daughter of Canyon Lake residents Russell and Cari Strange, is a member of both the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. She earned Sunbelt League All-Academic recognition a total of nine times in four sports.

This year’s Temescal Canyon Student of the Year is anticipating history and business management majors at Augustana.

“I am very excited to become a Viking,” said Jordyn. “It has been my dream since I was little to play basketball in college and I am very happy to be fulfilling that dream at Augustana.”

Jordyn joins a Viking program that has compiled a 553-511 record in 43 seasons of intercollegiate competition. Augustana has won five CCIW championships and made seven NCAA Division III and four AIAW tournament appearances.

The 2017-18 season will be Coach Beinborn’s sixth as the Vikings’ head coach. In 2016-17, he guided Augustana to its most successful season in 24 years, with a 17-9 overall record and a 10-6 mark in the CCIW.