IBCA announces Academic All-State honors

Mar. 6—Seventy-six Indiana high school seniors — 38 boys and 38 girls — have been chosen as first-team Academic All-State for 2024 by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced Tuesday.

In addition, 218 more boys and 204 more girls were recognized as honorable mention Academic All-State for 2024, IBCA executive director Marty Johnson said. In total, 498 players received some level of recognition in this year's IBCA Academic All-State program.

The IBCA Academic All-State program is one where academic prowess and athletic prowess both are considered in the selections. Items such as grade-point average, academic class rank and SAT or ACT scores 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," Johnson 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 senior student-athletes who meet criteria that include a 3.50 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, a class rank in the upper 25 percent of one's class and either an SAT score of 1100 (on the reading and math sections) or an ACT composite score of 24. Once nominations were received, an IBCA committee reviewed the information and determined awards for first team and honorable mention.

Academic All-State First Team (Local area)


* Nicole Mears, Franklin County

* Mary Ryan, Oldenburg Academy

* Kate Weber, Oldenburg Academy


* Dylan Maxwell, East Central

Honorable Mention (Local area)


* Carlee Adams, Greensburg

* Alyssa Benson, Waldron

* Kaylin Hinners, Jac-Cen-Del

* Reagan Hughes, Jac-Cen-Del

* Claire Saner, Batesville

* Brayley Sundal, South Decatur

* Sadie Wachsmann, Oldenburg Academy


Jack Grunkemeyer, Batesville

Carson Hughes, Jac-Cen-Del

Sam Johnson, Batesville

Sam Jones, Waldron

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