Area athletes receive academic awards
The Academic All State Boys Basketball teams were announced for this past season. Honorees must be senior starters who were nominated by their coaches.
The players must carry a 3.5 GPA over their three-year high school careers and also be standouts on the court. An eight-person selection committee from the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association evaluates the nominations and selects the individuals to the team.
Wabasso’s Neil Eichten, St. James’ Walker Froehling and Sleepy Eye’s Brandon Polesky were named to the All-State team and Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s Chad Lease was named All-State Honorable Mention.