The Wauseon High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams performed well both on and off court this season.
At a recent board meeting Principal Keith Leatherman reported that the boys’ basketball team had the fourth highest combined GPA (3.77) in the state of Ohio. In addition, the Ohio High School Basketball Association presented a combined 16 Gold (for Seniors) and Silver (for Juniors) Certificates to the boys’ and girls’ players having a 3.2 GPA or higher. The boys’ team received 10 certificates, while the girls’ team received 6. This is the third highest in the state. Both teams finished also their seasons with impressive 18 and 6 records on the court.
Boys’ Coach Chad Burt said the awards are based upon the students’ overall GPA for their entire high school career up until that point. He said that the coaching staff receives a weekly update on each student-athlete’s grades and constantly remind their athletes of the importance of academics.
“We have been very fortunate in the boys’ basketball program to have great kids that are very focused academically,” said Burt.
Burt said that they recently had a pizza party to honor this achievement sponsored by the Ohio Army National Guard.
Gold Certificates went to Seniors Zac Robinson (4.0), Jacob Newlove (4.0), Noah Castle (3.61), Zach Johnson (3.60), Caleb Andrews (3.57) and David Williams (3.31).
Silver Certificate were awarded to Juniors Mason Creager (4.0), Luke Rychener (3.93), Jacob Flory (3.57) and Derek Anderson (3.26).
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