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Three Columbus North athletes earn academic honors
March 21, 2012Columbus North High School
Columbus North seniors Rebecca Brougher, Tyler Goodall and Kyle Kamman each has been named honorable mention Academic All-State by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
The three athletes -- Brougher in girls basketball, Goodall and Kamman in boys basketball -- all met criteria established by the IBCA regarding academics and athletics.
The IBCA Academic All-State team is a program where academic prowess and athletic prowess both are considered in the selections. Items such as grade-point average, college board scores and academic class rank are considered along with athletic performance in areas such as points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game and shooting percentage.
"The quality of these student-athletes shows that success in academics and success in athletics are not separate entities," IBCA executive director Steve Witty 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 seniors 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, an SAT score of 1,500 or an ACT score of 23.
Once nominations are received, an IBCA committee reviews the information and determines 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.
Last month, Brougher also earned honorable mention Academic All-State from the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.
Earlier this school year, Kamman was named honorable mention Academic All-State by the Indiana Football Coaches Association. Kamman also was one of 16 Scholar-Athletes in Central Indiana recognized by the National Football Foundation's Central Indiana chapter.