Area High School Basketball Players Win IBCA Scholarships

Through the years, the IBCA has awarded more than $740,000 in scholarships to Indiana students.

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(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Five student-athletes from southeastern Indiana have been presented scholarship awards from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

The statewide coaches group announced Wednesday the recipients of the Marion Crawley, Junior Mannies, and Pat Aikman Scholarships.

Locally, Reid Cleary (East Central), Anna Hubbard (Jac-Cen-Del), Aidan Knecht (East Central), and Cody Samples (South Ripley) were among 16 Crawley Scholarship award winners.

Lawrenceburg’s Reece Denning received the Pat Aikman Scholarship.

Criteria for the scholarships include achievement in basketball, achievement in academics, participation in extracurricular activities and service to one's school and community.

Each student-athlete will receive $500 towards their post-secondary education.

"I would like to congratulate you for being selected as a recipient," IBCA executive director Steve Witty wrote in informing winners of the various selections. "... Thank you for your contributions to Indiana high school basketball, and best of luck as you move on to the college of your choice.”

A full list of 2021 IBCA Scholarship winners can be seen below.

 

JUNIOR MANNIES AWARDS (1)

Student, School, Coach, Role

Alana Cook, Columbus North, Pat McKee, manager

 

MARION CRAWLEY AWARDS (16)

Student, School, Coach, Role

Sierra Benge, Plainfield, Curt Benge, player

Mason Brooks, North Putnam, Vince Brooks, player

Reid Cleary, East Central, David Disbro, player

Marcus Davidson, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Marc Davidson, player

Michael Howard, Shenandoah, David McCollough, player

Anna Hubbard, Jac-Cen-Del, Scott Smith, player

Gracy Key, Princeton Community, Brittany Maners, player

Bryce Klein, Blue River Valley, Brian Klein, player

Aidan Knecht, East Central, David Disbro, player

Luke Lacey, Brownsburg, Steve Lynch, player

Mya McClure, Adams Central, Doug Curtis, player

Cody Samples, South Ripley, Tyler Theising, player

Bobby Sanders, Gary West Side, Christopher Buggs, player

Blake Stevens, Hamilton Heights, Chad Ballenger, player

Jacob Thomas, Cowan, Aaron Groves, player

Madison White, Columbus North, Pat McKee, player

 

PAT AIKMAN AWARDS (3)

Student, School, Coach, Role

Reece Denning, Lawrenceburg, Brad Cutter, player

Tyson Johhson, Lewis Cass, Kyle Johnson, player

Kaden McCollough, Shenandoah, David McCollough, player

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