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Cloverdale boys' asst coach Karl Turk, Eminence boys' varsity coach Kevin Bradshaw to be recognized with Transformational Coach Award

Two area Indiana high school assistant coaches will receive special awards from the Indiana Basketball Association in 2022.

               

Eminence boys' varsity coach Kevin Bradshaw and Cloverdale boys' assistant Karl Turk each will be recognized with a Point Guard College/Indiana Transformational Coach Award as presented by the IBCA.

 

This is the sixth year for the PGC/Indiana Transformational Coach Awards, which are presented to coaches who have impacted the lives of their players and fellow coaches at their school and within their community. The recipients are coaches who are respected by their players and fellow coaches for their dedication, positive approach and integrity on and o? the court. Point Guard College is a corporate partner of the IBCA.

               

This is the fifth year that the IBCA is recognizing assistant coaches with an award. The awards are going to two coaches who have contributed in a significant way to their respective schools' athletic programs for more than 40 years apiece.

               

These awards will be presented on April 22 during the 2022 IBCA Clinic at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. 

               

Previous PGC/Indiana Transformational Coach Awards have gone to Gary Cook of North Decatur in 2017; Gary West's Chris Buggs and Switzerland County's Adam Dennis in 2018; John Glenn's Travis Hannah in 2019; Columbus North's RaNae Isaak and Speedway's Jim Merlie in 2020; and Lawrenceburg's Steve Bradley and Brownsburg's Debbie Smiley in 2021. 

 

Transformational Coach: Karl Turk, Cloverdale boys' assistant

 There was a time in 1994 when there was concern that Karl Turk might not survive. Or might not ever walk again. Or might not ever be able to do many things that most people consider normal.

            

Fortunately, Karl Turk was not one of those people.

            

Rather, Turk, a life-long basketball fanatic, overcame a tremendous medical challenge, readjusted some of his goals and has become an outstanding coach, teacher and citizen. Thus, the Cloverdale High School boys’ basketball varsity assistant and JV coach is a 2022 winner of a Point Guard College/Indiana Transformational Coach Award as determined by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

            

“Karl is the epitome of a servant leader,” said Patrick Rady, the Cloverdale boys’ basketball varsity coach who has worked with Turk at three schools and nominated him for this award. “Karl is a lifelong learner in all of life’s matters and persistently leads by example. He never is satisfied with the status quo. He doesn’t push anyone any harder to be their best than he does himself.

            

“In my experience with Karl, I have witnessed his unique ability help players to reach their full potential by getting to know each and every player’s personality, then motivating each one according to his individual makeup. One of his beliefs is you can’t have discipline without a relationship. Karl is able to provide positive and negative feedback to players, and it is received with an open mind from the players because he has already built relationships.”

            

Before someone can understand Turk now, one must understand the path he has traveled.

            

Flashback to Jan. 21, 1994. Turk, then an eighth grader at Forest Manor Junior High in Indianapolis, is a basketball fan and young basketball player. That night, the 14-year-old watched on television the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers in an intense game. He walked to bed. He woke up paralyzed. He was rushed to the hospital. For two weeks, he was paralyzed from the waist down and temporarily lost some of his eye sight.

            

After numerous tests, Turk was diagnosed with “transverse myelitis,” a rare disease that causes inflammation of the spinal cord and prevents his spinal cord from sending signals to his brain and lower extremities. Most patients do not recover well, and young Karl spent the next 66 days in the hospital.

            

A turning point came when Reggie Miller, the then-Pacers’ star and Turk’s favorite player, visited Turk in the hospital. Miller and Turk spent the next couple of hours discussing each of their stories. Miller told Turk about how Miller had grown up with pronated hips and had to wear leg braces similar to the braces Turk was wearing at the time. He talked about what it took to be in the NBA: that many good ball players failed to embrace and work on what they were not good at, and personality and character weeded many good players out.

            

“Reggie inspired me and helped me to embrace who I was,” Turk said in a past interview. “For that moment, I felt he believed in me and saw my potential for greatness.”

            

It is a message that stuck with Turk as he entered Arlington High School in a wheelchair and began to adjust his dreams. There was hope he could walk again, but he would have to have assistance. Turk participated in a rigorous physical therapy regimen throughout high school. By his senior year, he shed his last leg brace and began to walk with a cane, which he continues to walk with today.

            

He no longer played basketball, but he still loved the game and became a Golden Knights’ student manager for coach Larry Nicks from 1995-98 with duties including compiling statistics and calling in results to the newspaper. Turk matriculated to Indiana State University, where he continued to be a student of the game as a manager for coach Royce Waltman’s Sycamores for one year, an assistant coach for Pat Rady Sr. at Terre Haute South High School for two years and the video coordinator for Waltman and ISU for one year before earning a bachelor’s degree in Spanish in 2005.

            

In 2005-06, Turk assisted Pat Rady Jr. with the boys’ basketball program at Southwestern High School in Hanover. From 2006-08, Turk worked as the director of basketball operations for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball, being a part of an NCAA Tournament program in 2007. From 2010-14, he was an assistant coach at West Oso High School, which won the Texas Class 3A state title in 2011. From 2014-16, Turk was the West Oso varsity coach, guiding the Bears to a 50-20 record in two seasons. He was named the South Texas Coach of the Year in 2015 and directed his team to a Texas Region IV-4A berth in 2016.

            

After 10 years in Texas, Turk returned to Indiana where he again joined Pat Rady Jr., this time the varsity assistant and JV coach at Cloverdale. Turk has thrived in six years at Cloverdale, where he teaches Spanish, teaches and oversees the school’s JAG curriculum (Jobs for America’s Graduates) and serves as an after-school tutor, an assistant athletic director and public address announcer for many school events.

            

Turk has made such an impact at Cloverdale that he was named 2021 Putnam County Citizen of the Year by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce on March 12, 2022. Cloverdale superintendent Greg Linton described Turk as a “phenomenal teacher” and noted how he spends countless hours helping students prepare for college.

            

“He’s the first guy (the students will) show their acceptance letter because he did so much to help them prepare,” Linton told the Greencastle Banner-Graphic.

            

Cloverdale principal Sonny Stoltz also was effusive in praising Turk.

            

“Karl is a unique, special and dedicated educator,” Stoltz told the Banner-Graphic. “He works hard to give each student who comes in contact with him his undivided attention. He at times serves as the face of Cloverdale High School with his presence at sporting events and his guidance in post-secondary education. The students love him. The staff respects him.”

           

 Rady provided additional perspective in his nomination of Turk for the PGC Transformational Coach Award.

            

“Since the fall of 2002, I have considered Karl a colleague and a friend,” Rady said. “Since that time, I have had the pleasure of watching Karl blossom into an outstanding coach, leader and teacher.

            

“He is an advocate for the entire school and community. He makes it a point to encourage all athletes and students to truly take interest in their school through extra-curricular participation. Karl understands the importance of education in a person’s life, and he is driven to see his players and students be lifelong learners.”

 

Transformational Coach: Kevin Bradshaw, Eminence boys' head coach

 

 

You might say that Kevin Bradshaw does not follow the philosophy of Vince Lombardi, the former Hall of Fame pro football coach who professed, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”

 

Instead, Bradshaw, who just completed his first season as the varsity boys’ basketball coach at Eminence High School, focuses on the benefits of athletics beyond the won-loss results to help his student-athletes grow into becoming the best people they can be.

           

Because of his approach, Bradshaw has been selected as a 2022 winner of a Point Guard College/Indiana Transformational Coach Award as determined by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

           

“Kevin almost always is upbeat and does his absolute best to see the bright side in every situation,” said Jim Whitaker, the Mooresville varsity boys’ basketball coach from 1995-2003 who nominated Bradshaw for this award. “An example of this is this year. He has had what most coaches would proclaim to be an awful season (with a 0-20 record).

           

“Nevertheless, Kevin continues to encourage the kids and lets them know that success is really not measured by wins and losses. He continues to look at their improvements and where they are as young men. Even other coaches commend Kevin’s efforts and can't believe his ability to find compassion and still get his kids to compete to the best of their abilities.”

           

Bradshaw, a 1984 graduate of Mooresville High School, played basketball, football and baseball for the Pioneers. He followed with two years of basketball at Cedarville University in Ohio before leaving college and taking a job in construction. In 1989, he started his own firm – Dirt Works Plus, Inc. – and has been highly successful with that enterprise for more than 30 years.

           

His business success allowed Bradshaw to get into coaching to share the lessons he learned from his coaches, including Whitaker, 79, who coached the Pioneers’ JV boys’ basketball team from 1977-95 and previously coached at Fulton Junior High, South Wayne Junior High and Mooresville’s Paul Hadley Junior High.

           

Bradshaw and Whitaker maintained a relationship over the years, and things came full circle in the past few years with Whitaker assisting Bradshaw for three seasons as the Monrovia boys’ basketball JV coach, one season as the Covenant Christian boys’ basketball freshman coach and this past season at Eminence.

           

“Kevin is the most fair and honest person that I know,” Whitaker said. “He treats each student-athlete with a level of fairness and honesty that is truly honorable in today’s society. The kids really respect him and look up to him as a role model and a coach.”

           

Bradshaw began coaching basketball from 2008-12 at the junior high level for Mooresville Christian Academy. He then was the Monrovia boys’ freshman coach in 2012-13 and followed with six seasons as the Monrovia boys’ JV coach. He coached at Covenant Christian for one year before becoming the head coach at Eminence. Bradshaw also coached eighth-grade football in Mooresville from 2019-12 and was a football assistant at Monrovia High School from 2013-18.

           

In 2017, Bradshaw earned a teaching license for building trades and technical education through coursework at Ball State University. For the past five years, in addition to his coaching and his business, Bradshaw also has been the lead instructor for building trades courses at Mooresville High School.

           

“Kevin is one of the most kind-hearted people that I have ever had the pleasure of being associated with,” Whitaker said. “He gives his heart to the kids in all the coaching opportunities that he has been given. He leads by example, and he gives each athlete he coaches his full heart. He not only cares about them on the basketball court or football field, but he cares about their well being.

           

“I have been able to witness this for myself when he has former players return to talk to his current players. The former players always refer to Kevin’s genuine love and compassion for each of them. In their words, ‘You not only will be a better basketball player because of coach Bradshaw, but you will become a better man. He not only will teach basketball, but life as well. He truly cares, plus he is a good coach, too.’ This is what the players who have had him will all say. I, too, can agree that their statements are absolutely true.”

           

Bradshaw and his wife, Dawn, are parents to Casey, Ben, Alex and Courtney. They also have four grandchildren.

 

 

 

North Putnam's Willis, Miller of South Putnam recognized in IBCA All-State and Honorable mentions

Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass girls basketball players have earned IBCA/Franciscan Health "Supreme 15" All-State honors for 2021-22, it was announced Tuesday (March 1).

The IBCA also named Large School All-State teams (15 seniors, 15 underclass) and Small School All-State teams (15 seniors, 15 underclass).

The "Supreme 15" is the top honor awarded, and players were voted to that group without regard to school size. The Large School and Small School all-state teams are secondary accolades -- the Large School group including players from Class 3A and Class 4A schools and the Small School group including players from Class A and Class 2A schools. Players who make the Supreme 15 are not considered for Large School or Small School honors.

In addition, 90 more seniors and 90 more underclass players were selected honorable mention all-state. The honorable mention laurels are awarded without regard to school size.

Those voted to the 2022 IBCA/Franciscan Health Supreme 15 Senior girls' team are, listed alphabetically: Kuryn Brunson, Franklin; Jessica Carrothers, Crown Point; Kate Clarke, Carmel; Alyssa Crockett, Westfield; Koryn Greiwe, Columbus East; Ally Madden, Blue River Valley; Teresa Maggio, McCutcheon; Kynidi Mason-Striverson, Silver Creek; Ayanna Patterson, Homestead; Mila Reynolds, South Bend Washington; Zoe Stewart, Terre Haute North; Lilly Stoddard, Crown Point; Alaina Thorne, Washington; Ashlyn Traylor, Franklin; and Tanyuel Welch, North Central.

Those voted to the 2022 IBCA/Franciscan Health Supreme 15 Underclass girls' team are, listed alphabetically: Ashlynn Brooke, Pioneer; Cristen Carter, Ben Davis; Nevaeh Foster, Mishawaka Marian; Laila Hull, Zionsville; RaShunda Jones, South Bend Washington; McKenna Layden, Northwestern; Karsyn Norman, Bedford North Lawrence; Jordyn Poole, Fort Wayne Snider; MaKaya Porter, Mishawaka Marian; Amiyah Reynolds, South Bend Washington; Kira Reynolds, South Bend Washington; Ashlynn Shade, Noblesville; Chloe Spreen, Bedford North Lawrence; Josie Trabel, East Central; and Juliann Woodard, Jennings County. 

       The IBCA/Franciscan Health All-State teams are selected through a process organized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and presented by Franciscan Health Sports Medicine.

All IBCA-member head coaches have the opportunity to nominate players. A panel of 20 IBCA coaches -- 16 from the current regional areas, three district representatives (one each from IHSAA Districts 1, 2 and 3) and the committee chairman -- then meets to review the nominations, vote and finalize the selections.

Those on the IBCA all-state committee for 2022 included chairman Doug Springer of Northridge plus Brandon Bradley of Kankakee Valley from District 1, DeeAnn Ramey of North Central from District 2 and Missy Voyles of Jeffersonville from District 3. 

Completing the voting panel were Kristi Ulrich of Penn, Andy Maguire of Zionsville, Curt Benge of Plainfield and Tyler Choate of Evansville North in Class 4A; Steve Scott of Mishawaka Marian, Eric Thornton of Norwell, Kaley May of Danville and Jason Simpson of Greensburg in Class 3A; Justin Jordan of Whitko, Matt Crawford of Delphi, Cassie Wiseman of Heritage Christian; and Hollie Anson-Eaves of South Knox in Class 2A; and Rick Budka of Morgan Township, Don Helmick of Clinton Central, Scott Smith of Jac-Cen-Del and Amy Schilling of Edinburgh in Class A.

    

Franciscan Health Sports Medicine is making a financial contribution to the IBCA Scholarship Fund as the presenting partner of the IBCA all-state teams. As part of the partnership, Franciscan Health Sports Medicine will provide plaques to Supreme 15 honorees and certificates to players receiving Large School All-State, Small School All-State or Honorable Mention All-State recognition. Those items will be made available to each recipient's coach during April, allowing her coach to present the award to each player prior to the end of the 2021-22 academic year. 

       

The IBCA thanks Franciscan Health Sports Medicine for being a partner in this annual project.

       

The complete 2022 IBCA/Franciscan Health Senior All-State and 2022 IBCA/Franciscan Health Underclass All-State teams for girls basketball are listed below.

 

2022 IBCA/Franciscan Health Senior All-State

Supreme 15

               Kuryn Brunson, Franklin

               Jessica Carrothers, Crown Point

               Kate Clarke, Carmel

               Alyssa Crockett, Westfield

               Koryn Greiwe, Columbus East

               Ally Madden, Blue River Valley

               Teresa Maggio, McCutcheon

               Kynidi Mason-Striverson, Silver Creek

               Ayanna Patterson, Homestead

               Mila Reynolds, South Bend Washington

               Zoe Stewart, Terre Haute North

               Lilly Stoddard, Crown Point

               Alaina Thorne, Washington

               Ashlyn Traylor, Franklin

               Tanyuel Welch, North Central

 

Large School All-State

               Taylor Bowen, Culver Academy

               Hope Fox, East Central

               Destinee Hooks, North Central

               Kenna Kirby, Tri-West

               Kencia Levasseur, Washington

               Jyah LoVett, Fort Wayne Snider

               Julia Mantyla, Northridge

               Lilly Maple, Maconaquah

               Morgan Ostrowski, Garrett

               Jada Patton, Penn

               Kelly Ratigan, South Bend St. Joseph

               Abby Sanner, Warsaw

               Olivia Smith, Fort Wayne South

               Kennedy Tolen, Benton Central

               Ellie Wilkerson, Plainfield

 

Small School All-State

               Lauryn Bates, Frankton

               Karsyn Cherry, Lafayette Central Catholic

               Mariah Claywell, Union City

               Macie Couchenour, South Knox

               Hailey Cripe, Pioneer

               Olivia Faust, Triton Central

               Ellia Foster, Bremen

               Madilynn Hudspeth, Oregon-Davis

               Hailee Kline, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian

               Kaybree Oxley, Tecumseh

               Graycie Poe, North Knox

               Jessie Ringen, Rensselaer Central

               Abigail Tomblin, South Central (Union Mills)

               Kyla Willis, North Putnam

               Ella Wolfe, Tipton

 

Honorable Mention (90)

               Ashlynn Allman, Lapel

               Nataley Armstrong, Garrett

               Trinity Barnes, Gary West

               Ella Bickel, Heritage

               Megan Bolen, Knox

               Genesis Borom, Portage

               Katie Bremer, Cathedral

               Diana Burgher, North Harrison

               Chloe Cardinal, Vincennes Lincoln

               Mia Catey, Mississinewa

               Jordan Coon, Castle

               Kirsten Cross, Lawrenceburg

               Patty Chikamba, University

               Chloe Churilla, Highland

               Caitlin Conn, North White

               Kendall Davison, Clinton Central

               Miranda Deane, Southport

               Madelynn Denny, Mooresville

               Cortney Dove, Princeton

               Jessie Duvall, Switzerland County

               Elizabeth Edmonds, Argos

               Marisa Esquivel, Griffith

               Delanie Gale, South Central (Union Mills)

               Nichole Garner, Waldron

               Jaidn Green, Evansville North

               Ariel Helm, Lawrence North

               Darryn Hood, Tindley

               DeMaria King, Charlestown

               Lyndsey Kobza, Kouts

               Dakotah Krohn, Woodlan

               Dani Kroeger, Vincennes Lincoln

               Kennedy Kugler, Prairie Heights

               Christina Lamb, Cascade

               Kelsi Langley, Taylor

               Haley Lanter, Winchester

               Bella Larrison, Waldron

               Kylah Lawson, Columbus North

               Lauren Leach, Angola

               Jesse Ledgerwood, Washington

               Lexi Linder, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger

               Kathryn Loso, Guerin Catholic

               Hadley Lytton, Heritage Hills

               Annika Marlow, Rushville

               Grace Marshall, Heritage Christian

               Rebekah Marshall, Columbia City

               Chloe McClain, Kokomo

               Maddie McSurley, New Prairie

               Maddy Meek, New Castle

               Brie Miller, South Putnam

               Gena Moore, Winchester

               Jaelynne Murray, Pike

               Tynlie Neal, Clinton Prairie

               Kaliah Neighbors, Evansville North

               Natalie Niehaus, Castle

               Natalie Noel, Salem

               Anna Parent, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers

               Camiell Perry, Speedway

               Abigail Ratts, Salem

               Jozee Rhodes, Plainfield

               Jada Rhonehouse, Fremont

               Katie Rice, North Montgomery

               Jordan Richmond, Avon

               Michelle Rodkey, Rossville

               Emme Rooney, Silver Creek

               Emily Roper, Carmel

               Jordyn Sarver, Mitchell

               Isabelle Saylor, Tri-West

               Jasi Scaife, Muncie Central

               Taylor Schoonveld, Kankakee Valley

               Tressa Senesac, Benton Central

               Halle Shelt, Park Tudor

               Marissa Shelton, South Bend Adams

               Carly Sherfield, Edgewood

               Gracie Shorter, Sullivan

               Sydney Sierota, Silver Creek

               Davina Smith, Merrillville

               Jazmyn Smith, West Noble

               Jada Stansberry, Alexandria

               Maddie Swingle, Mt. Vernon (Fortville)

               Audrey Tallent, Plainfield

               Macey Timberman, Northview

               Haley Thomas, Harrison (West Lafayette)

               Lexi Thomas, Rochester

               Adrie Thompson, Tri-West

               Kelsey Waggoner, Cardinal Ritter

               Annabelle Williams, Jac-Cen-Del

               Alexis Wines, Lebanon

               Delaney Wolfe, Martinsville

               Taren Yates, Triton

               Jessie Yelaska, John Glenn

 

 

2022 IBCA/Franciscan Health Underclass All-State

Supreme 15

               Ashlynn Brooke, Pioneer

               Cristen Carter, Ben Davis

               Nevaeh Foster, Mishawaka Marian

               Laila Hull, Zionsville

               RaShunda Jones, South Bend Washington

               McKenna Layden, Northwestern

               Karsyn Norman, Bedford North Lawrence

               Jordyn Poole, Fort Wayne Snider

               MaKaya Porter, Mishawaka Marian

               Amiyah Reynolds, South Bend Washington

               Kira Reynolds, South Bend Washington

               Ashlynn Shade, Noblesville

               Chloe Spreen, Bedford North Lawrence

               Josie Trabel, East Central

               Juliann Woodard, Jennings County

 

Large School All-State

               Aniyah Bishop, Lake Central

               Olivia Brown, Hamilton Southeastern

               Destini Craig, Fort Wayne Snider

               Asia Donald, Hobart

               Isabella Gizzi, New Palestine

               Bailey Kelham, Garrett

               Jaylah Lampley, Lawrence Central

               Riley Makalusky, Hamilton Southeastern

               Ellery Minch, Mt. Vernon (Fortville)

               Hailey Smith, Fishers

               Renna Schwieterman, Jay County

               Saige Stahl, Columbus East

               Alison Stephens, Homestead

               Meredith Tippner, Noblesville

               Reagan Wilson, Noblesville

 

Small School All-State

               Caitlyn Campbell, Winchester

               Ally Capouch, Kouts

               Maci Chamberlin, Blue River Valley

               Kelsey DuBois, University

               Kenzie Fulks, Bethesda Christian

               Brea Garber, Fairfield

               Alli Harness, Carroll (Flora)

               Bailey Parham, Tri

               Ashlee Schram, Tipton

               Payton Seay, University

               Emma Sperry, Frankton

               Bailey Tabeling, Trinity Lutheran

               Amber Tretter, Forest Park

               Madison Wagner, Carroll (Flora)

               Linzie Wernert, Lanesville

 

Honorable Mention (90)

               Tori Allen, Andrean

               Leah Bachmann, Columbus East

               Molly Baker, Columbia City

               Carley Barrett, Lafayette Central Catholic

               Addison Baxter, Columbia City

               Asiah Baxter, Warren Central

               Carley Begle, Forest Park

               Giovonnie Belton, Pike

               Skylar Bos, Covenant Christian (DeMotte)

               Addison Bowsman, Twin Lakes

               Chaney Brown, Greenfield-Central

               Amiyah Buchanan, Evansville North

               Cameran Cahall, Madison

               Bradie Chambers, Linton-Stockton

               Aubrey Cole, Seeger

               Kennedy Coleman, Charlestown

               Ava Couch, North Central

               Taylor Delp, Plymouth

               Jenna Donohoo, Tecumseh

               Taylor Double, Huntington North

               Kylee Edwards, Shelbyville

               Aijia Elliott, Kokomo

               Alivia Elmore, Jennings County

               Eva Fisher, Northridge

               Riley Flinn, Harrison (West Lafayette)

               Taylor Fordyce, Carroll (Fort Wayne)

               Lauren Foster, Indian Creek

               Kennedy Fuelling, Norwell

               Kenzie Garner, Sheridan

               Nasiya Gause, Lake Station Edison

               Arianna Gerkin, Vincennes Lincoln

               Layla Gold, Cathedral

               Chloey Graham, Gibson Southern

               Taylor Guess, Ben Davis

               Kendall Hale, Cannelton

               Rachel Harshman, Mooresville

               Ella Haupert, Southwood

               Kyra Hill, Goshen

               Jacklynn Hosier, Alexandria

               Journey Howard, New Albany

               Keylee Hudson, Eastern Greene

         Nevaeh Jackson, Fort Wayne Northrop

               Saniya Jackson, Fort Wayne Northrop

        Sophie Johnson, Evansville Memorial

               Rhylan Kalb, Northeast Dubois

               Clair Klinger, Washington Township

               Morgan Lawrence, Winchester

               Olivia Leas, Blackford

               Gracie Little, Washington Township

               Caroline Long, Western

               Olivia Marks, South Central (Union Mills)

               Reagan Martin, Owen Valley

               Emily Mattingly, Evansville Memorial

               Kyia McKinley, Eastern (Pekin)

               Kadence Mellott, Tippecanoe Valley

               Sophia Morrison, Eastbrook

               Katie Moyer, Bremen

               Olivia Nickerson, Twin Lakes

               Bailey Orme, Corydon Central

               Abby Parsons, Cascade

               Faith Riehl, Lakeland

               Tessa Robertson, North White

               Camryn Runner, Hamilton Heights

               Isabel Scales, Caston

               Kyndra Sheets, Columbia City

               Avah Smith, Woodlan

               Olivia Smith, Fishers

               Gabby Spink, Gibson Southern

               Grace Stapleton, Eastern Hancock

               Kendall Sterling, Seymour

               Molly Stock, Homestead

               Samiyah Stout, Elkhart

               Mackenzie Thomas, Carmel

               Tori Thompson, Lafayette Central Catholic

               Adrianne Tolen, West Lafayette

               Josie Vaughn, Corydon Central

               Madison Vice, Central Noble

               Addyson Viers, Triton

               Kaycie Warfel, Pendleton Heights

               Whitney Warfel, Pendleton Heights

               Sydney Warran, Cascade

               Liv Waters, Blackford

               Ava Weber, Corydon Central

               Riley Whitlock, Harrison (West Lafayette)

               Mylie Wilkison, Greensburg

               Zoe Willems, Bethany Christian

               Vanessa Wimberly, Lake Central

               Camryn Wise, Wapahani

               Faith Wiseman, Indian Creek

               Isabelle Wooten, Danville


Crawfordsville swimmer awarded Mental Attitude Award

Marshall Horton of Crawfordsville High School was named the recipient of the Herman F. Keller Mental Attitude Award following the meet by the IHSAA Executive Committee.

Horton competed in two events on Saturday, finishing 16th in both the 100 Freestyle and 200 Medley Relay. He is the member of three straight sectional swim championship teams and two straight Sagamore Conference championship teams at Crawfordsville. Marshall holds Crawfordsville's school record in the 100 Breaststroke. He also plays soccer and golf for Crawfordsville.

In the classroom, Marshall ranks first in his class and has been named Academic All-State for swimming in his junior and senior years. He is president of the Spanish Club, a three-year member of Key Club, and helped revive Crawfordsville's Recycling Club with the help of a few friends. Marshall was awarded the 2022 Lilly Endowment Scholarship for Montgomery County.

Marshall is the son of Bobby and Naomi Horton of Crawfordsville. He will be attending Notre Dame in the fall. He is undecdied on his major at the time but plans to study an area of Science.

Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior who was nominated by his principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s proud corporate partner, presented $1,000 to Crawfordsville High School's general scholarship fund in the name of Marshall Horton.

The award, renamed in 1974, honors Herman F. Keller, former IHSAA assistant commissioner who served the Association from 1961-73.

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