On Decemeber 20th, Grand Rapids Christian High School took time to honor excellence in the classroom for it’s student athletes. Overall, there were 194 student athletes who earned the distinction of Academic All-State by either contributing to a team GPA or having an individual GPA that earned them the honor.
Each varsity coach is asked to nominate their team for Academic All-State at the end of their season. Academic All-State is run by each sport’s Coaches Association. Each Coaches Association determines the standards for what it means to be “Team Academic All-State” and what it means to be “Individual Academic All-State” in their sport.
The ceremony on the 20th included athletes from Winter Sports 2013-14, Spring Sports 2014, and this Fall’s Sports 2014. To see the names of those honored scroll down. To see a photo gallery of the event, click here.
12 varsity teams earned Academic All-State (GPA):
WINTER*: Hockey (3.25), Competitive Cheer (3.50)
SPRING: Boys Golf (3.55), Girls Lacrosse (3.83), Girls Soccer (3.78), Softball (3.54), Girls Tennis (3.64)
FALL*: Girls Golf (3.8), Boys Soccer (3.50), Girls Swimming (3.8), Boys Tennis (3.53), Volleyball (3.79)
*Ski & Cross Country Coaches Associations do not award Team Academic All-State. Football has not yet decided on Academic All-State selections as of December 20, 2014.
59 Individual Academic All-State Honorees**:
|Ade Ayoola – Bowling||Emma Tilma – Lacrosse||Lauryn Slachter – Lacrosse|
|Aaron Matheson – Swimming||Gabby Bosworth – Soccer||Lindsay Fox – XC|
|Abby Heys – Comp Cheer||Gabe Van Dyke – Golf||Lydia Abma – Lacrosse|
|Abby VanHarn – Comp Cheer||Grace Bolt – Golf||Madeline Baas – Lacrosse|
|Alyssa Oezer – Swim Lacrosse||Grace Einfeld – Lacrosse||Margaret Hosack – Lacrosse|
|Amanda Kessel – Comp Cheer||Hannah VanZanten – Skiing||Margo Rasmussen – Lacrosse|
|Anna Haveman – Lacrosse||Hayley Reitsma – Softball||Michelle Koetje – XC|
|Anna Prince – Golf||Isabelle Huisman – Lacrosse||Miles Kuperus – Soccer|
|Ben Brouwer – Hockey||Isabelle Selles – Swim, Skiing||Miriam VanHarn – Comp Cheer|
|Ben VanScoyk – Hockey, Golf||Jacob Witte – Soccer||Nathanial Finneran – Skiing|
|Brooklyn Satterlee – Lacrosse||Jacqueline Kessel – Comp Cheer||Nick Pindred – Hockey|
|Camilla Bjelland – XC||Jaimie VanDeBurg – Lacrosse||Rachel Harkema – Bowling|
|Curran DeVries – Hockey||Jenna Decker – Soccer||Rachel Warners – XC|
|Daniel Lubben – Skiing||Jenna Swets – Swimming||Rob Oostindie – Soccer|
|Eliot Borst – Soccer||Jessica Brasser – Softball||Samantha Koeman – Lacrosse|
|Elise Decker – Soccer||Jim VanDyke – XC||Sarah DeGraaf – Skiing|
|Emily DeKoster – Comp Cheer||Julia Toren – Soccer||Sarah Faasse – Skiing, Lacrosse|
|Emily Stygstra – Bowling||Justin Varineau – XC||Schuyler Pruis – Soccer|
|Emma DeWitt – Softball||Kate Sinke – Comp Cheer||Zikun Xu – Lacrosse|
|Emma DeYoung – Lacrosse||Kaylie Chiles – CC|
**Tennis and Track Coaches Associations do not award Individual Academic All-State