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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 1998
Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients To Be Honored
Contact: John Johnson or Mike Clifford 517.332.5046
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- March 17 -- In ceremonies at halftime of the Class
C championship game of the 1998 Michigan High School Athletic Association
Boys Basketball Tournaments, 24 students will be honored as the recipients
of the Association's Scholar-Athlete Award, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.
Farm Bureau Insurance, in its ninth year of sponsoring the award, will present
a $1,000 college scholarship to each of the individual, one in each sport
in which the MHSAA sponsors a post-season tournament.
Fall sports season recipients are: Megan Leigh Adams, Litchfield, girls
basketball; Robert J. Sullivan, Ravenna, boys cross country; Kasey Lynn
Culp, Mendon, girls cross country; Ronald D. Keller, Carson City-Crystal,
football; Christopher E. "Topher" Goggin, Alma, boys golf; Patrick
Tetreault, Jackson, boys soccer; Nicole Marie Mousseau, Saginaw Heritage,
girls swimming & diving; and Alexzandra Nicole Shade, Farmington Hills
Mercy, girls tennis.
Winter sports season recipients are: Will A. Tegel, Elk Rapids, boys basketball;
Stephanie Cleland, Madison Heights Bishop Foley, girls competitive cheer;
Jennifer Carlson, Royal Oak Dondero, girls gymnastics; Korey Henson, Portage
Northern, ice hockey; Christopher Knute Paulson, Rockford, boys skiing;
Jennifer Edgar, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern, girls skiing; Jonathan
Trenkle, Riverview, boys swimming & diving; Rebecca Kolar, Elkton-Pigeon-Bay
Port, girls volleyball; and Daniel J. Kauffman, Central Montcalm, wrestling.
Spring sports season recipients are: Brandon Krieter, Madison Heights Lamphere,
baseball; Stephanie Bezilla, Grandville, girls golf; Jessica Lee Berryman,
Jenison, girls soccer; Anne E. Bihler, Detroit Country Day, softball; Ryan
C. Steinman, Haslett, boys tennis; Tom Blostica, Fowlerville, boys track
& field; Katherine A. Damm, Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port, girls track &
Students applying for the Scholar-Athlete Award must be carrying at least
a 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average, and have previously won a letter
in a varsity sport in which the Michigan High School Athletic Association
sponsors a post-season tournament. Other requirements for the applicants
were to show active participation in other school and community activities
and produce an essay on the importance of sportsmanship in educational athletics.
Applications for the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award for high school students
graduating during the 1998-99 academic year will be available in the fall
from member school principals.