Jayla French
Jayla French(she/her)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Jayla French expects to graduate in December 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. French has reported and written for the East Valley Tribune.

Latest from Jayla French

From Brazil to Tempe, ASU’s Isadora Sousa inspires on and off basketball court

TEMPE – As she approaches the end of her tenure in Tempe, Isadora Sousa's thoughts often turn to the girls back home in Brazil as she takes to the court.

Despite facing challenges, Isadora Sousa remains focused on her aspirations of playing professional basketball in Brazil and coaching to empower female basketball players. (Photo by Emma Jeanson/Cronkite News)

Stars come out, hail comes down: Wild WM Phoenix Open pro-am features appearances by Saban, Phelps

SCOTTSDALE – Although rain, and later hail, interrupted the WM Phoenix Open pro-am, fans still showed up to watch an eclectic mix of celebrities, including Nick Saban.

Olympian Michael Phelps plays golf frequently and was excited to compete again. “I’m a golf nut so being able to watch some of these pros up close is special for me.” (Photo by Alyssa Burato/Cronkite News)

ASU women’s basketball showing poise, promise in rebuild under coach Natasha Adair

TEMPE – Despite a challenging start, the ASU women’s basketball team under coach Natasha Adair's leadership showcases resilience, marked by a significant improvement from the previous season's record.

ASU women's coach Natasha Adair instills resilience through a season of growth and improvement ahead of the team's move to the Big 12 Conference. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)