There were three McIntyres in the Cabrillo girls basketball program this year - Cory, Morgan and Morgan’s sophomore sister, Maya.
Morgan McIntyre will major in liberal studies at Cal Poly. “I want to become an elementary school teacher,” she said.
“I’m from the McIntyre name, so of course I want to become a teacher.”
Besides the McIntyres being an athletic family, “We’re a family of teachers,” she said.
Morgan McIntyre has another motivation for pursuing a teaching career.
She has thrived in the classroom despite dealing with what was eventually diagnosed as a reading disability.
McIntyre gives her teachers a lot of credit for helping her persevere. By going into teaching, “I wanted to give back to them,” she said.
She does not want to give up on sports entirely.
“Eventually I want to get really involved (in sports) at Cal Poly, either at the club or intramural level.”
As far as staying in shape with group workouts cancelled statewide because of the pandemic, “I come from an athletic family. I do what I can,” she said.
“I have adjusted to online learning, but the last couple of months of senior year are supposed to be really fun on campus. I miss it.”
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Cabrillo's girls basketball team has a new coach, Travis Jenkins, center, as star players Morgan McIntyre, left, and Jesse Jenkins are back.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre (42) goes in for two of her 11 points during Thursday's game at Santa Ynez. Defending are Maila Loos (4), Morgan Blunt (3) and Grace Padilla (24).
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre drives through traffic to score during Thursday night's game at Santa Ynez High.
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Lompoc's Cheyenne Cordova tries to shoot under pressure from Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre (42), Riley Perry and Jesse Jenkins.
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Lompoc's Kayla Taylor shoots against Cabrillo's Gabby Cordova, left, and Morgan McIntyre.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre puts up a short jump shot during Thursday night's Channel League girls basketball at Cabrillo High School.
Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre reads the Lompoc defense during Friday night's game in Vandenberg Village. Cabrillo won 41-27.
Cabrillo basketball player Morgan McIntyre is introduced during the Northern Santa Barbara County Athletic Round Table luncheon held at Giavanni's Pizza in Orcutt on Monday.
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Santa Ynez High's Brynn Conway launches a kill shot through the block of Cabrillo High's Morgan McIntyre (9) and Maiya McIntyre during Tuesday night's Channel League girls volleyball match at Cabrillo High.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre (9) hits past a block by Lompoc's Avery Kirkland at the Conqs' gym last fall. McIntyre was named the Conquistadores' nominee for the Northern Santa Barbara County Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Year.
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Lompoc's Mckenna Bohard hits around the block by Cabrillo's Alexa Smith and Morgan McIntyre at the Conqs' gym on Thursday night.
Cabrillo AD Gary West introduces volleyball player Morgan McIntyre on Monday.
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Lompoc's Mya Mendoza shoots under pressure from Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre and Alexa McCune, during a Channel League game last year. Cabrillo is slated to host Lompoc in a league game Friday night at 6 p.m. The boys game follows at 7:30.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre drives past Lompoc's Kayla Taylor during a league game in 2019.
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Lompoc's Kayla Taylor blocks a shot by Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre during a game last January. Taylor is back and set to lead the Braves into 2020.
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Lompoc's Haylee Zavala gets between Cabrillo's Alexa McCune (22) and Morgan McIntyre, on Friday.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre tries to get a loose ball from Santa Ynez' Grace Padilla.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre scores past Santa Ynez' Molli Kadlec.
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Santa Ynez' Madison Holbrook gets a rebound from Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre.
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Santa Ynez' Grace Padilla tries to strip the ball from Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre. Padilla scored 12 points and collected 12 rebounds in the 26-21 victory over CHS last Thursday.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre celebrates after she hit a shot to put the Conqs up for good against Lompoc during a game in 2019.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre passes the ball from the floor against Lompoc's Raya Gonzales.
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Lompoc's Amy Boomersbach hits at Cabrillo's block by Rianna Decker and Morgan McIntyre
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Lompoc's Esperanza Zepeda blocks Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre and Lompoc's Esparanza Zepeda meet at the net on Thursday.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre gets the ball over the hands of Michelle Hill on Thursday during a Channel League girls volleyball contest.
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Orcutt Academy's Daisy Esparza hits against a block by Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre and Rianna Becker.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre reacts to winning a point against Orcutt Academy.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre hits against Orcutt Academy's Grace Lamica.
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Orcutt Academy's Grace Lamica and Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre try to tip a ball over the net.
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Orcutt Academy's Mariah Lopez blocks a shot by Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre.
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Righetti's Alyssa Joseph goes up against a hit by Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre in a scrimmage on Tuesday.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre hits against Righetti in a scrimmage on Tuesday.
Elks Students of the Quarter March 2018 -- Cabrillo High
Cabrillo High School sophomores Jeremy Hicks, Eli Pellot, Emily Rich and Morgan McIntyre, from left, with counselor Angie Diaz.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre Bill Morson, Contributor
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Cabrillo's Valerie Monzon and Morgan McIntyre defend Golden Valley's Tiffany Amos. CHS has placed a big emphasis on defense under head coach Jared McCune, which has helped propel the Conqs to a deep playoff run.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre shoots over Golden Valley's Lyric Weaver and Elyssa Brumfield.
Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre shoots the ball during a CIF Southern Section 3AA semifinal game against Sunny Hills High School on Saturday, February 24, 2018. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer)
Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre shoots the ball during a CIF Southern Section Division 3AA quarterfinal game at San Clemente High School on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer)
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre looks to pass against San Jacinto Saturday night in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 3AA playoffs.
Morgan McIntyre makes a pass during Tuesday night's game against Orcutt Academy.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre blocks a shot by Templeton's Camryn Roth.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre gets a rebound from Templeton's Haley Hurdle during a game in 2018.
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Lompoc's Isabella Robles shoots over Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre.
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Cabrillo's Morgan McIntyre gets a rebound from Lompoc's Ketara Mangino, left, and Alyssa Grossi.
Lompoc Elks Lodge names 8 freshmen 'Student of the Month'
Lompoc Elks Lodge freshmen students of the month are, bottom row from left, Emily Rich and Morgan McIntyre (Cabrillo High School) and Denise Robles and Amy Bommersbach (Lompoc High School); and, top row from left, Corbyn Hill (CHS), Oscar Rojas (LHS) and Joshua Janecek (CHS). Not pictured: Ryan Morgan (LHS).
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