The Desert Vista athletic program was awarded the H.A. Hendrickson Award, which is presented to the top program in the two biggest divisions.

Excellence is determined by a point system approved by the AIA Legislative Council. These awards commemorate the outstanding service of the Executive Directors who have served the AIA since its organization in 1925.

It is the third time Desert Vista earned the award as the school athletic program also won it in 2004-05 and 2007-08.

H.A. Hendrickson was the first full-time AIA Director starting in 1964.

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