Northwood High School senior Teagen Harings has been named a 2012 WIAA Scholar Athlete, making her the first student from Northwood ever to earn the honor.
This year’s finalists were chosen from among 800 seniors nominated by 400 high schools in the state. Every year since 1984, each of the WIAA-member high schools has been invited to nominate one boy and one girl for the WIAA Scholar Athlete award.
Of the 800 high schools submitting nominations this year, seven had WIAA Scholar Athlete finalists for the first time.
Harings has accumulated 9 letters in volleyball, basketball and softball, was all-conference in softball two years and all-conference in basketball one year. She earned team MVP honors twice in softball and once each in volleyball and basketball.
To qualify for the WIAA award, a nominee must have earned at least four varsity letters from their freshman year through the first half of his/her senior year and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Seventeen of this year’s 32 Scholar Athletes have a grade point average of 4.0. The average GPA of the finalists is 3.92
This year’s 16 boys and 16 girls will be recognized at an awards ceremony Sunday, May 6 at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau. Each 2012 WIAA Scholar Athlete Finalist will receive a medallion, certificate and a special plaque for display in their school’s trophy case.
A webcast of the awards ceremony will be available at www.wiaawi.org during and after the ceremony beginning at 1 p.m.
2012 Scholar Athlete Finalists
DIVISION 1 – BOYS
Elliot Ashbeck, Marshfield—Marshfield
Gerrit Bruni, Baraboo—Baraboo
Scott VanDeLoo, Kaukauna—Kaukauna
John Wells, Janesville—Milton
DIVISION 1 – GIRLS
Sarah Poirier, Wausau—Wausau West
Amanda Prom —Oconomowoc High School*
Katelyn Stine, Wausau East
Taylor Varsho, Chili—Marshfield
DIVISION 2 – BOYS
Luke Bjorklund, Reedsburg—Reedsburg Area High School
Mark Dessart, Seymour—Seymour
Levi Nayes, Bloomer—Bloomer
Ryan O’Donnell, McFarland—McFarland
DIVISION 2 – GIRLS
Greta Davis, Waukesha—Catholic Memorial*
Alison Olson, New Auburn—Bloomer
Tricia Serres, Platteville—Platteville
Anna Sudbury, Tomahawk—Tomahawk
DIVISION 3 – BOYS
William Doll, Amherst—Amherst
Lucas Markiewicz, Pound—Coleman High School
Kent Miehe —Darlington High School
DIVISION 3 – GIRLS
Madeline Haupert, La Crosse Aquinas
Caitlin Maki, Saxon—Hurley
Stefanie Siroin, Herbster—Washburn High School
Brie Tennyson—Kenosha Christian Life High School*
DIVISION 4 – BOYS
Nathaniel Behnke—Bruce High School
Cody Schwartz, Wilton—Brookwood High School
Matt Van Scyoc, Markesan—Green Lake*
DIVISION 4 – GIRLS
Jennifer Cassel, Shell Lake—Shell Lake
Teagen Harings, Minong—Northwood High School*
Kailee Kamps, Belmont—Belmont
Molly Seidel, Nashotah—University Lake School*
*Indicates the student is the school’s first statewide winner.