Greencastle athletes make All-State
During any sports season, athletes attempt to win as many events as they can or bring home a state championship, but sometimes the rewards of their hard work come in another fashion.
This past winter season, five girls from Greencastle High School were awarded with an honor that not many athletes receive. They were named to either the Indiana Coaches Girls Sports Association's Academic All-State or Honorable Mention teams.
To be considered for either one of these teams, the athlete has to maintain a grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0 and score at least an 1110 on their SAT.
Four of the members are from the swim team that qualified for the state meet this year and three of the girls are returning members from this past fall season's teams. Alys Moore was named to the Academic All-State soccer team last fall and has been and named to the Academic All-State swim team for the past winter season. Along side her is Jeanette Jones who also made the All-State Academic Golf team in the fall.
Jamie Grivas and Kendi Thomas also made the Honorable Mention team this season and Grivas also made the Honorable Mention soccer team this past fall as well.
"I am very proud of the girls," GHS Coach Emilie Bowman said of the girls making the teams. "My senior class this year not only set a good example in the pool, but also in the classroom.
"I would rather have a group of girls excel academically and not in the pool than a group that only succeeds in the water, and I was lucky to have many girls who were able to do both and that is just awesome," Bowman said.
The fifth athlete to be named to a team was Kyrian Marshall. She made the Academic All-State Honorable Mention Basketball team this year. Marshall was one of the two seniors that help lead the young Tiger Cub team this season. Marshall also led the West Central Conference this year in blocks averaging more than four blocks a game.
"This is a great honor for Kyrian and GHS," GHS Coach Glenn Hile said. "We have a tradition here of outstanding students who excel academically."