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La Joya ISD Female Student Boxer Dreams Big


Posted Date: 03/07/2019

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A high school student in La Joya ISD has big dreams for her future as she makes a name for herself in the boxing world. Ruby Navarro is a 9thgrade student at the Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM and has her mind seton representing USA Boxing in the 2024 Olympics, in a male-dominated sport.


Navarro, has been developing the skills to battle in the ring since the age of 11, while continuing to excel in the classroom. She's an honor roll student with hopes ofbecoming an endocrinologist in diabetes for children.

“At a young age I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and I would really like to be a role model for young children with diabetes and show them that anything is possible even with a medical condition,” Navarro said.

Navarro’s skills in the ring are undeniable as she works hard in hopes to make the boxing Olympic team one day. Her prospects are high, her training workouts are vigorous, and her commitment is unshakable. She trains for hours at the gym with other boxing hopefuls, putting in long hours while studying before and after workouts to keep up with school.


"For me to make it big in such a short period of time would prove that hard work pays off, and I would set the example for others,”

Navarro competes at the National level reigning her the best in her division. She currently competes in the 132 pounds weight class and given her results she is at the top of her A game.
 

COMPETITIONS:

  • 2016 junior Olympic prep national & youth open national championships 

1st place (13-14) intermediate female 132 pounds 

  • 2017 use boxing prep junior Olympics & youth open national championships 

1st place (13-14) intermediate female 132 pounds 

  • 2017 elite qualifier regional open national championships 

1st place (13-14) intermediate female 132 pounds 

  • 2017 use boxing elite & youth national championships and junior open 

1st place (13-14) intermediate female 132 pounds 

  • 2018 use boxing western elite qualifier national open championships 

1st place (13-14) intermediate female 132 pounds 

  • 2018 use boxing junior Olympics prep national & youth open championships 

1st place (13-14) intermediate female 132 pounds 

  • 2018 use boxing eastern elite qualifier & national open championships 

1st place (13-14) intermediate female 132 pounds 

  • 2018 use boxing elite & youth national championships and junior open 

1st place (15-16) junior female 132 pounds 

Rank1 132lbs Junior Division

  • 2019 October 2-October 13 Representing Team USA in Bulgaria-Balkan Cup International Tournament


Though the sport of boxing may not be for everyone, there is a good chance our community will become a fan of La Joya’s own Ruby Navarro. She’s an athlete who values her education as much as her sport and works just as hard in the classroom as she does in the ring – seeking to represent USA Boxing in the 2024 Olympics. 

We want to wish Ruby the best of luck in her boxing Olympic journey. 

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La Joya ISD
201 E. Expwy. 83
La Joya, Texas 78560
Phone: (956) 323-2000
Fax: 956-323-2001