Thirteen Local High School Volleyball Players Help Set Academic All-State Record

The student-athletes come from Batesville, East Central, Franklin Country and Oldenburg Academy

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Volleyball players from Batesville, East Central, Franklin County and Oldenburg Academy have helped set a new academic all-state record.

The Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association recently released its 2018 Academic All-State honorees, which included a record 345 student-athletes from more than 170 high schools statewide.

Locally, Batesville led the way with five academic all-state selections: Lily Abplanalp, Beatrice Amberger, Jenna Ertel, Monica Gerstbauer and Hattie Westerfeld.

Alexandra Bamonte, Sydney Bauman, Abbigayl Eldridge and Lydia Gigrich represented Oldenburg Academy on the academic all-state list.

East Central’s Ashley Dudley, Grace Egbers and Bailey Grunkemeyer, along with Franklin County’s Jenna Orschell were also recognized as academic all-state.

To be considered for the prestigious honor, student-athletes must be a senior on the varsity roster, carry a minimum GPA of 3.5 and score a minimum of 1110 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT.

A full list of IHSVCA Academic All-State honorees can be seen at

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