Saturday evening was awards night for real estate agents in San Diego County. It was the annual Recognition of Excellence to recognize the top real estate agents in San Diego County. Put on by the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors “SDAR” in partnership with The San Diego Union Tribune it was a night to remember. The event was held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in Carmel Valley and was an excellent venue for this premier San Diego real estate event.
The Lewis Team was honored to have 2 of its team members receive awards at this event. Shylia Alarcon received the Gold Individual Award for individuals selling at least $25-$49 Million in sales or 25 units sold. Congratulations Shylia for your dedication and hard work on The Lewis Team to do such a high volume of transactions. When Shylia was asked about the award she said, I love helping my clients with their real estate needs, it’s about helping people, that’s what drives me.
Dawn Lewis with The Lewis Team won the highest award given to an individual real estate agent, the Platinum Individual Award. This award recognizes agents that sell at least $50 Million in sales or at least 50 units sold. Dawn Lewis is the team leader of The Lewis Team which finished the year just under 100 transactions in 2016. The Lewis Team is a 4 agent San Diego Real Estate Team in San Diego County. Dawn has been a licensed agent since 1989 working both in the new home sales community and resale. Dawn said, I owe my success to my incredible team, Mike, Shylia, Lindsay, Jennifer and Deorah for making this possible and my clients who give me so much joy in doing what I love to do. Most of our business is based on referrals so having these incredible teammates supporting me and my clients is essential, I can’t tell you how much they are appreciated.
The 2016 Recognition of Excellence Awards was hosted by two local San Diego Icons, Aloha Taylor and Bill Walton. Aloha Taylor is the Weather Anchor at Fox Channel 5 in San Diego and by far the most recognizable meteorologist in San Diego. Bill Walton is a former professional NBA Basketball Player and Basketball Legend.
Who is Bill Walton – from Wikipedia
Walton was born in La Mesa, California, the son of Gloria Anne (née Hickey) and William Theodore "Ted" Walton. His listed adult playing height was 6 feet 11 inches; it has been reported that Walton is actually taller (7 feet 2 inches, or more), but does not like being categorized as a seven-footer.
He played high school basketball at Helix High School. At age 17, Walton played for the United States men's national basketball team at the 1970 FIBA World Championship. He played college basketball for John Wooden at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1971 to 1974, winning the national title in 1972 over Florida State and again in 1973 with an 87–66 win over Memphis State in which Walton made 21 of 22 field goal attempts and scored 44 points, representing more than half his team's total points.
The Walton-led 1971–72 UCLA basketball team had a record of 30–0, in the process winning its games by an average margin of more than 30 points. He was the backbone of two consecutive 30–0 seasons and was also part of UCLA's NCAA men's basketball record 88-game winning streak. The UCLA streak contributed to a personal winning streak that lasted almost five years, in which Walton's high school, UCLA freshman (freshmen were ineligible for the varsity at that time), and UCLA varsity teams did not lose a game from the middle of his junior year of high school to the middle of his senior year in college.
Walton was the 1973 recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Walton also received the USBWA College Player of the Year and Naismith College Player of the Year as the top college basketball player in the country three years in a row while attending UCLA, at the same time earning Academic All-American honors three times. Some college basketball historians rate Walton as the greatest who ever played the game at the college level. In Walton's senior year during the 1973–74 season, the school's 88-game winning streak ended with a 71–70 loss to Notre Dame. During the same season, UCLA's record seven consecutive national titles was broken when North Carolina State defeated the Bruins 80–77 in double overtime in the NCAA semi-finals. With Walton's graduation in 1974 and legendary Bruin coach John Wooden's retirement after UCLA's 1975 national title, the UCLA dynasty came to an end.
Bill Walton gave an incredible inspiration talk about his career and the 3 people that inspired him most in life. It was awesome as much as it was inspiring. Bill is a true San Diego Ambassador and spokesman for San Diego.
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