41 Indiana high school seniors win IBCA scholarships

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Crawley, Mannies, Aikman awards announced by statewide coaches group

Forty-one Indiana high school seniors have been presented 2019 scholarship awards from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced Monday (May 6).

The IBCA — a statewide coaches group with about 2,400 members — presents a grant of $750 to each recipient in the names of Marion Crawley, Junior Mannies and Pat Aikman. Through the years, the IBCA has awarded more than $725,000 in scholarships to Indiana students.

“I would like to congratulate you for being selected as a recipient,” IBCA executive director Steve Witty wrote in informing winners of the various selections. “… Thanks for your contributions to Indiana high school basketball, and best of luck as you move on to the college of your choice.”

Nash Huffman, a student manager from Noblesville, was the only winner of Junior Mannies Scholarship for 2019.

Mannies Scholarships are presented to students who have a physical handicap but have contributed to their respective school’s athletic program. Mannies won 311 games as the boys basketball coach at Elwood, Mississinewa, Delphi and other schools. He served as the IBCA Job Placement Director from 1977-83.

A total of 38 Crawley Scholarships were presented to a variety of boys players (19), girls players (12), student managers (seven). Criteria for the Crawley Scholarship includes achievement in basketball, achievement in academics, participation in extracurricular activities and service to one’s school and community. A list of the 2019 winners is below.

Crawley was a former four-time boys’ basketball state championship coach — two with the Washington Hatchets and two with the Lafayette Jeff Bronchos — who amassed 644 career wins. He later became the first executive director of the IBCA.

Two students were chosen as winners of the eighth Pat Aikman Character and Leadership Awards, named for the former Indiana All-Star game director and former IBCA Coordinator of Special Projects. Those winners were Ashton Minton of Paoli and Casey Schroeder of Wawasee.

Criteria for the Aikman Scholarship include achievements and contributions in basketball, scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and service to school and community. Also, those considered for the Aikman Scholarship are students who plan to enter the fields of journalism, sports management, athletic training or physical therapy.

“These are deserving young people who help make coaching a great profession,” Witty said of all the winners.

A list of the 2019 IBCA Scholarship winners is below.


Student, School, Coach, Position

Nash Huffman, Noblesville, Brian McCauley, manager


Boys Players (19): Student, School, Coach

Shom Berry, North Daviess, Brent Dalrymple

Aaron Barnett, Fountain Central, Phillip Shabi

Ethan Bequeret, Austin, Randy Edwards

Cade Chezem, Loogootee, Kent Chezem

Joshua Clemens, Hebron, Michael Grennes

Andy Heldman, Evansville Mater Dei, Kurt Wildeman

Jack Hutchins, East Central, David Disbro

Jonathan Irwin, Bluffton, Chris Benedict

Nate Kimball, Shenandoah, David McCollough

Tyson Lawson, Paoli, Dusty Cole

Tretter Lyons, Tell City, Matt Lynch

Phillip Noblitt, Jasper, John Goebel

David Reed, Cannelton, Bill Dickerson

Wilson Smith, Winamac, Alan Huggler

Reis Thomas, Brownsburg, Steve Lynch

Bruce Todd, Corydon Central, Jamie Kolkmeier

Jimmie Washington Jr., Gary West, Christopher Buggs

Ethan Wischmeier, Brownstown Central, David Benter

Ridley Zolman, Central Noble, John Bodey

Girls Players (12): Student, School, Coach

Lexi Altherr, Tipton, Chad Wetz

Mariah Day, Jac-Cen-Del, Scott Smith

Madison Engleman, Corydon Central, Michael Uhl

Alison Hein, Vincennes Lincoln, Travis Connor

Tabatha Klem, Gibson Southern, Kyle Brasher

Makayla Mast, Lakeland, Dan Huizenga

Makinzi Meurer, North Knox, Steve Meurer

Madison Owens, South Decatur, Kelly Fox

Sarah Richardson, Lowell, Kelly Chavez

Carrie Scott, Bellmont, Andy Heim

Karly Smith, Speedway, Joe Smith

Andrea Wilk, Oak Hill, Todd Law

Student Managers (7): Student, School, Coach

Ethan Clouser, Tipton, Chad Wetz

Abigail Garmon, Tipton, Chad Wetz

Jennifer Kievert, LaPorte, Rob Walker

T.J. LaMarca, Roncalli, Michael Wantz

Madyson Lowe, Evansville North, Jason Roach

Brenna Perry, John Glenn, Travis Hannah

Mason Wetz, Tipton, Chad Wetz


Student, School, Coach, Role

Ashton Minton, Paoli, Dusty Cole, player

Casey Schroeder, Wawasee, Matt Carpenter, player

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