The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) announced their Academic All-State teams on Tuesday. The IBCA names teams in both boys and girls basketball, although the girls also had Academic All-State […]
The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) announced their Academic All-State teams on Tuesday. The IBCA names teams in both boys and girls basketball, although the girls also had Academic All-State teams named last month by the ICGSA.
In all, 76 players (39 boys and 37 girls) were awarded the top Academic All-State honor by the IBCA.
“The quality of these student-athletes shows that success in academics and success in athletics are not separate entities,” IBCA executive director Steve Witty said in a release. “Rather, in many cases, a player’s success in the classroom directly contributes to his or her success on the floor.”
IBCA-member head coaches from schools across the state may nominate their seniors who meet criteria that include a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, a class rank in the upper 25 percent of one’s class, an SAT score of 1,100 (on the reading and math sections) or an ACT score of 24.
Northeast Indiana area boys players named to the highest IBCA Academic All-State honor are Adams Central’s Kevin Brown, Westview’s Elijah Hales, Bishop Dwenger’s Jared Lee and Hayden Smithey, Carroll’s Dan McKeeman, Eastside’s Alex Yoder and Central Noble’s Ridley Zolman.
On the girls side, the highest IBCA Academic All-State honor went to Concordia’s Carissa Garcia and Central Noble’s Meleah Leatherman.
Northeast Indiana area girls players named to the highest IBCA Academic All-State honor are
382 additional players between both genders were named IBCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention.
Area boys players making that Honorable Mention list are:
- Michael Bender, East Noble
- Garrison Brege, Norwell
- Jacob Brose, Central Noble
- Brayden Casper, Manchester
- Zach Daugherty, Huntington North
- Kyle Dunham, DeKalb
- Chase Franz, Eastside
- Jordan Fuelling, Bellmont
- Wyatt Gessaman, Jay County
- Will Kammeyer, Concordia
- Matt Kochanski, Bishop Dwenger
- Aaron Lehrman, Bellmont
- Levi Leidig, Norwell
- Kamdyn Lester, Manchester
- Brady Manis, Bellmont
- Cade Motter, Concordia
- Logan Parett, Manchester
- Ryan Schlechty, Jay County
- Dalton Smith, DeKalb
- Jack Stuckey, Woodlan
- Bryce Wilson, Garrett
Fort Wayne native Lucas Kroft, now of Richmond, was also named IBCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention.
Area girls players making that Honorable Mention list are:
- Alyssa Burchett, Bluffton
- Kyrsten Butler-Ramer, DeKalb
- Gracer Cotter, Columbia City
- Sarah Duvendack, Angola
- Nevaeh Feasby, Heritage
- Kara Gealy, Homestead
- Megan Godfrey, West Noble
- Tori Miller, West Noble
- Madalyn Robrock, Huntington North
- Madison Ryman, Warsaw
- Kylie Topp, Norwell
- Ashley VandenBoom, Norwell
- Sydney Weaver, Garrett
The IBCA has been selecting Academic All-State for boys since 1973 and girls since 1980.