INDIANAPOLIS – Both the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches and the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association released their selections for the 2018-19 Academic All-State awards for the sports of girls track, boys track and softball.
The IATCCC requires a junior or senior to carry a 3.5 GPA or better, seniors must have scored minimum scores of 1200 on the SAT or 26 on the ACT, and juniors to have a minimum score of 1140 on the PSAT. The ICGSA requires a 3.5 GPA, 1110 SAT or 24 ACT and the player have participated in at least 50 percent of its team’s games.
Just two individuals from the IFN coverage area were chosen, those being Honorable Mention All-State in Whitney Wolfe and Jennifer Martinez, both of NorthWood.
First Team Academic All-State choices from the area include Sarah Pepple of Columbia City; Isabelle Landy, Amina Schfeek-Horton, Lauren Sullivan and Xiaohui Zhao of Culver Academy; Maretta Fitzharris, Kaylah Logan, Delaney Norman and Sam Richards of East Noble; Devyn Miller and Faith Quintana of Mishawaka; Allison Kraus of North Judson; Dana Taborn of South Bend Clay; and Maya Benysh and Kiley Stone of Wabash.
Honorable Mention Academic All-State choices from the area include Erin Anderson of Culver Academy; Hannah Henning and Alexis Rhoades of East Noble; Morgan Chupp and Hannah LaFary of Goshen; Ashley Simmons of South Bend Riley; Megan Cooper of South Bend Clay; and Audrey Delano and Hannah Lindenman of South Bend St. Joe.
Two Wawasee track athletes were chosen among the candidates, those being Isaiah Tipping as First Team Academic All-State and Michael Hammer as Honorable Mention Academic All-State.
First Team Academic All-State choices from the area include Drew Diamente, Jacob Ianucilli, David Kryder, Nathan Mills, Nicholas Mills and Alex Sharpenberg of Columbia City; Joe Chandler of Culver Academy; Zach Barker, Demetrius Gulewicz, Felix Perez-Diener and Jon Snyder of Goshen; and Peter Amat, Joe Deahl, Tommy Garnett, Adam Mazurek, Jacob Moon and Bill Powers of South Bend St. Joe.
Honorable Mention Academic All-State choices from the area include Liam Hesting, Hale Jordan and Jon O’Dell of Columbia City; Bryant Grewe, Raul Molina and Evan Yoder of Goshen; Brian Holton of Knox; Levi Dickson and Mark Hiestand of South Bend St. Joe; and Caleb Callahan of Wabash.
Wawasee and NorthWood also had representation on the softball list, with Amanda Jenkins of NorthWood and the Wawasee duo of Graceanne Kerlin and Bethany Flannery all named Honorable Mention Academic All-State.
First Team Academic All-State choices from the area include Carly Snyder and Ashley Jeffirs of Bremen; Natalie Gawthrop of Columbia City; Grace Erwin of East Noble; Sienna Eby and Abigail Taylor of Elkhart Central; Cadence Lee of Elkhart Memorial; Kaitlyn Adams of Penn; Caitlyn Mongosa of Peru; Morgan Frasier of South Bend Clay; Kaitlyn Tingwald of South Bend St. Joe; and Grace Miller of Westview.
Honorable Mention Academic All-State choices from the area include Caitlin Traxler and Kaelyn Shively of Bremen; Andrea Brooke, Hanna Cash and Amanda Stephenson of Culver Academy; Sydney Willey and Makayla Cunningham of East Noble; Sarah Breniser of Goshen; Hannah Good of LaVille; Josette Pike of Maconaquah; Kathryn Verslype and Alexis Hester of Mishawaka Marian; Alison Robinson, Meghan Bontrager, Amber Bost and Ashley Beckler of Northridge; Victoria Budzinski, Mackenzie Griman and Ryleigh Langwell of Penn; Maegan Sinkovics of Peru; Alexis Robinson of Pioneer; Grace Allman of Plymouth; Paige Varga and Sydnee Meredith of South Bend Adams; Jada Collins of Winamac; Victoria Antal and Shelbi Smith of Westview; and Sarah Hewitt of Whitko.