Finalists Announced for 2015 16 Scholar Athlete Awards

The program, celebrating its 27th anniversary, has recognized student-athletes since the 1989-90 school year and again this winter will honor 32 individuals from MHSAA member schools who participate in at least one sport in which the Association sponsors a postseason tournament.

Farm Bureau Insurance underwrites the Scholar-Athlete Awards and will present a $1,000 scholarship to each recipient. Since the beginning of the program, 672 scholarships have been awarded.

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Marian grad a pioneer in professional women's hockey

The rookie season for any athlete is a transition period.

Getting in sync with a new set of teammates, learning about the team’s overall strategy, adapting to the travel schedule that’s common in the professional ranks — all of it is expected in a pro’s first year.

But for 2010 Marian High School graduate Madison Packer, everything’s new as a rookie in a brand-new professional women’s ice hockey league.

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Pontiac Notre Dame Preps Wroubel Selected for 2016 MHSAA Women in Sports Leadership Award

With more than 2,000 coaching victories combined in volleyball and softball, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s Betty Wroubel is among the winningest coaches in Michigan High School Athletic Association history in both sports. But on-field success has been only a part of her significant impact on athletics as a whole over a career that’s stretched 40 years and will be celebrated Sunday, Feb. 7, when she receives the MHSAA’s 29th Women In Sports Leadership Award during the WISL banquet at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West.

Each year, the Representative Council considers the achievements of women coaches, officials and athletic administrators affiliated with the MHSAA who show exemplary leadership capabilities and positive contributions to athletics.

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2015 National Coaches of the Year Selected by NFHS Coaches Association

Twenty-two high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2015 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in one “other” sport that is not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a spirit coach as a separate award category. Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award. This year’s awards recognize coaches for the 2014-15 school year.

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