Winamac’s Gearhart, Bennett earn IBCA academic honors
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association has named Winamac seniors Aubrey Gearhart and Carson Bennett honorable mention Academic All-State.
Gearhart is one of 267 girls players statewide to earn the honor; Bennett was one of 263 boys players honored.
“The IBCA Academic All-State program is one where academic prowess and athletic prowess both are considered in the selections,” the IBCA said in a statement. “Items such as grade-point average and academic class rank are considered along with athletic performance in areas such as points per game, rebounds per game and assists per game.”
Coaches may nominate seniors who meet criteria that include a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and a class rank in the upper 25 percent of one’s class.
“Once nominations were received, an IBCA committee reviewed the information and determined awards for first team and honorable mention,” the IBCA said.