Two local high school athletes are WIAA Scholar Athlete finalists
For Hub City Times
STEVENS POINT – Two local athletes have been selected as finalists to receive the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (WIAA) 2019 WIAA Statewide Scholar Athlete Award underwritten by Marshfield Children’s Hospital.
To determine the top 32 finalists, four boys and four girls were selected – based on both athletic and academic achievement – from each of four WIAA divisions.
“These extraordinary student athletes excel in both academics and athletics,” said Tom Shafranski, Assistant Director of the WIAA. “Seventeen of this year’s 32 WIAA Scholar Athlete finalists have a grade point average of 4.0 to date, while the average GPA is an amazing 3.95. All 32 scholar athlete finalists have already earned a total of 295 varsity letters during their first 3-1/2 years of high school. That’s an average of 9 letters per athlete, and we have not yet completed our spring sports season.”
This year 823 seniors were nominated for the 2019 WIAA Scholar Athlete Award by 417 high schools throughout the state.
Among the 32 selected were Marshfield High School’s Ryan Krueger and Dylan Schoenherr of Stratford High School. Krueger is the ninth WIAA Scholar Athlete Finalist from Marshfield High School. Schoenherr is the eighth finalist from Stratford.
The 2019 WIAA Scholar Athlete Finalists, as well as their families and school representatives, will be recognized at an awards ceremony May 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Wausau.
Each 2019 WIAA Scholar Athlete Finalist will receive a medallion and certificate, and will take with them a special plaque for display in their school’s trophy case.
A webcast of the awards ceremony will be available at www.wiaawi.org beginning May 5 at 1 p.m.