INDIANAPOLIS – Forty-one Indiana high school seniors have been presented 2019 scholarship awards from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced Monday.
Among those chosen to receive awards was Wawasee High School senior Casey Schroeder, who took home one of two Pat Aikman Character and Leadership Scholarship awards. Schroeder, along with Paoli’s Ashton Minton, earned the scholarship based off a criteria of achievements and contributions in basketball, scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities and service to their school and community. Those given the Aikman award also plan to study fields of journalism, sports management, athletic training or physical therapy.
Schroeder completed her senior basketball season as an All-Northern Lakes Conference selection after averaging over 11 points and a handful of rebounds, assists and steals per night. The IU Kokomo recruit also was a IBCA Top 100 Underclass Showcase selection and took part in this year’s McDonald’s Michiana All-Star Game in March.
The IBCA — a statewide coaches group with about 2,400 members — presents a grant of $750 to each recipient in the names of Marion Crawley, Junior Mannies and Pat Aikman. Through the years, the IBCA has awarded more than $725,000 in scholarships to Indiana students.
Nash Huffman, a student manager from Noblesville, was the only winner of Junior Mannies Scholarship for 2019.
Mannies Scholarships are presented to students who have a physical handicap but have contributed to their respective school’s athletic program. Mannies won 311 games as the boys basketball coach at Elwood, Mississinewa, Delphi and other schools. He served as the IBCA Job Placement Director from 1977-83.
A total of 38 Crawley Scholarships were presented to a variety of boys players (19), girls players (12), student managers (seven). Criteria for the Crawley Scholarship includes achievement in basketball, achievement in academics, participation in extracurricular activities and service to one’s school and community.
Junior Mannies Award – Nash Huffman, Noblesville
Marion Crawley Award – Shom Berry, North Daviess; Aaron Barnett, Fountain Central; Ethan Bequeret, Austin; Cade Chezem , Loogootee; Joshua Clemens, Hebron; Andy Heldman, Evansville Mater Dei; Jack Hutchins, East Central; Jonathan Irwin, Bluffton; Nate Kimball, Shenandoah; Tyson Lawson, Paoli; Tretter Lyons, Tell City; Phillip Noblitt, Jasper; David Reed, Cannelton; Wilson Smith, Winamac; Reis Thomas, Brownsburg; Bruce Todd, Corydon Central; Jimmie Washington Jr., Gary West; Ethan Wischmeier, Brownstown Central; Ridley Zolman, Central Noble.
Lexi Altherr, Tipton; Mariah Day, Jac-Cen-Del; Madison Engleman, Corydon Central; Alison Hein, Vincennes Lincoln; Tabatha Klem, Gibson Southern; Makayla Mast, Lakeland; Makinzi Meurer, North Knox; Madison Owens, South Decatur; Sarah Richardson, Lowell; Carrie Scott, Bellmont; Karly Smith, Speedway; Andrea Welk, Oak Hill.
Ethan Clouser, Tipton; Abigail Garmon, Tipton; Jennifer Kievert, LaPorte; TJ LaMarca, Roncalli; Madyson Lowe, Evansville North; Brenna Perry, John Glenn; Mason Wetz, Tipton.
Pat Aikman Award – Casey Schroeder, Wawasee and Ashton Minton, Paoli.