Union Democrat staff

Sonora High School’s Sammie Slater continues to collect awards even after graduating in June.

Slater earned All-American honors in July from the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association.

The 2016-2017 NISCA/Speedo Girls Water Polo All America recognizes six teams with 14 members on each squad. Slater was named to the fourth team.

The NISCA is a professional organization that supports high school coaches of all aquatic sports.

Slater, who holds several Wildcat swimming records and is among the elite water polo goal scorers in Sonora history, leaves for Malibu in a couple of weeks where she will swim on scholarship for the division I Pepperdine Waves.