Madison, IN Sunny intervals 28°
Listen Live

76 players selected IBCA first-team Academic All-State

One local player first-team, four honorable mention all-state

 Seventy-seven Indiana high school seniors -- 39 boys and 37 girls -- have been chosen as first-team Academic All-State by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced Tuesday (March 19).

 

In addition, 203 more boys and 179 more girls were recognized as honorable mention Academic All-State for 2019, IBCA executive director Steve Witty said.

 

Locally, Cooper Yancey of Madison and Hunter Mefford of Southwestern were chosen honorable mention for boys. Madison's Bailey Dyer was selected to the first-team while Harper Watson of Madison and Abby Ralston of Southwestern were chosen honorable mention for girls.

 

The IBCA Academic All-State team is a program where academic prowess and athletic prowess both are considered in the selections. Items such as grade-point average, college board scores and academic class rank are considered along with athletic performance in areas such as points per game, rebounds per game and assists per game.

 

 "The quality of these student-athletes shows that success in academics and success in athletics are not separate entities," Witty said. "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.

 

Once nominations are received, an IBCA committee reviews the information and determines awards for first team and honorable mention.

 

Those selected will receive certificates from the IBCA for their honor. Those certificates will be distributed to coaches at the annual IBCA Clinic on April 26-27 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. The coaches then present the certificates to the honored players after they return from the clinic.

 

The IBCA has selected an Academic All-State team for boys since 1973. The program was expanded to include a girls' Academic All-State team in 1980.

 

 

 

More from Sports News

Events

  • Summer Meals For Kids

    June 3- July 26 (no meals July 4 & 5) Lunches served from noon-12:40 daily for kids 18 and under Hanover sites: Hanover Town Park and Madison Mobile Home Park/Woodside Madison sites: Presidential Estates and Madison Village Sponsored by River Valley Resources

    at Hanover Town Park
  • Water Aerobics class

    Crystal Beach is offering Water Aerobics classes again this year. Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays-9a-10a Tuesdays/Thursdays 7p-8p Bring your own noodle. No children allowed in or around pool during classes Classes are $2 per session or $30 for season pass If you purchase a season pool pass-aerobics class is included at no additional charge

    at Crystal Beach Pool
  • Free Summer Lunch-Carroll County

    Carroll County School District, the Food Pantry of Carroll County, Carroll County Public Library, News-Democrat and local churches are teaming up this summer to ensure no child in Carroll County goes hungry. A nutritious meal will be provided to those 18 years old and younger (older with an IEP) Food will be provided through UMC Food Food served 11am-1pm Schedule: Tuesdays-Ghent Baptist Church-203 Ferry St, Ghent KY Wednesdays-Carroll County Public Library- 136 Court St Carrollton KY Thursdays-Sanders Baptist Church-4365 Hwy 467 Sanders KY Fridays-Worthville Baptist Church-652 Hwy 467 Worthville KY For more information call 502-732-7070

    at Carroll County Public Library

Local Sports

Area Sports From Thursday, June 20th

NBA Draft, U of L, Golf, Baseball

Area Sports For Wednesday, June 19th

Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association Futures Showcase. Indiana Amateur Golf Championship