The Pilot News
Two locals named to team
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) has named its Academic Allstate teams for 2023. Only 36 boys and 33 girls received first-team honors, including two from the Pilot News area - Culver Academy’s Cooper Farrall and Bremen’s Katie Moyer.
The IBCA Academic All-state program is one where academic prowess and athletic prowess both are considered in the selections. Items such as gradepoint 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,” IBCA executive director Marty 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 3.5 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.
The IBCA has selected an Academic All-state team for boys since 1973. The program was expanded to include a girls’ Academic All-state team in 1980.
IBCA Academic All-state
Cooper Farrall (Culver Academy) Honorable mention:
Thomas Collins (Culver Academy) Folabomi Fayemi (Culver Academy)
Trey Hall (Plymouth) Brycen Hannah (Glenn) Baylor Orcutt (Bremen) Shane Shuman (Culver) Luke Vincent (Culver Academy)
Girls First team:
Katie Moyer (Bremen) Honorable mention:
Emma Dunlap (Argos)
Ellie Jones (Plymouth)
Claire Mcdonald (Plymouth) Jacinta Obi-ndbuisi (Culver Girls Academy)
Rose Peterson (Culver Community) Lena Spiller (Culver Girls Academy)