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Each week of the Indiana High School Football season, Ivy Tech Community College will honor a student-athlete excelling both on and off the field.





The week four winner of the Ivy Tech Community College Scholar Athlete of the Week is Kyle McDonald, and offensive lineman from Homestead High School. "Starter on Homestead's 6A football program now in his Junior Year, Kyle McDonald holds a 3.89 GPA; is works as a Caddie, throws shot & disc on Homestead's Track & Field. Kyle is the anchor of the Offensive line, short-snapper, and backup as long snapper. Kyle holds one of the lowest error-rate / snap of any OC in Indiana. Kyle will be the 5th generation of his family to attend Notre Dame and is considering a double-major in Actuary Science & Spanish Language," said the person who nominated him.

Here are the week five nominees and a little bit about them from the person who nominated them:

Chandler Carroll – RB/CB/KR/PR – Yorktown High School: "Senior running back and defensive back Chandler Carroll rushed for 220 yards on 34 carries to help Yorktown beat rival Delta to push his rushing season total to over 1000 yards. Chandler also maintains a GPA over 4.000 while taking the most difficult classes at YHS: AP Biology, AP Microeconomics, AP Calculus BC, AP Literature, AP US Government, and AP Statistics. During his study hall, Chandler tutors struggling students. With all of his accomplishments, he is humble and his work ethic is off the charts. He has served as one of our team captains the past two years."

Isaac Harker – QB – Lebanon High School: "Isaac is currently ranked No. 1 in his class and is a captain of the Lebanon Tigers Football Team and QB. Isaac shows passion and dedication in school while taking many AP and Honors courses. He has worked very hard all summer to improve his game to help his team. His "goal" word for the year during training camp was UNCOMMON. He knows that this team has to be uncommon to have the season they are shooting for because success is UNCOMMON and not to be enjoyed by the common man. In the Tigers last win against Greenfield Central, Isaac rushed for 3 touchdowns and threw for almost 100 yards. He has a recent offer from Valparaiso University. Isaac has a 4.34 GPA"

Zach Swarts – DL – Homestead High School: "Zach Swarts is a football player, an honor roll student and Homestead captain. Having started and played in every varsity game at Homestead since he was a sophomore, Zach plays hard on every play. He leads by example in school and on the football field. Committed to his dream of playing college football, Zach currently holds 4 scholarship offers."

Each week of the Indiana High School Football season, Ivy Tech Community College will honor a student-athlete excelling both on and off the field.

Every week, we will bring you four student athletes that have been nominated by their school's athletic director, coach, or you! We will write a brief description as to why they are deserving of the award and the rest is up to the fans to vote for the Scholar of the Week. After the votes are tallied, we will announce a winner on Friday. At the end of the regular season a new poll will take place.

Each of the weekly winners will be released via a poll for the Ivy Tech Community College Student Athlete of the Year. Fans will vote throughout the IHSAA playoffs with the winner being recognized during the last Colts home game at Lucas Oil Stadium and being awarded a scholarship to Ivy Tech Community College.

How to get involved?

  • Check back every week for the weekly nominees!
  • Vote for the weekly winner!

-Check back every Friday for the weekly winner!

  • Share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!
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