The week six winner of the Ivy Tech Community College Scholar Athlete of the Week is Chandler Carroll, an all-around player from 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," said the person who nominated him.
Here are this week's nominees and a little bit about them from the person who nominated them:
Austin Goggans – DE – Northrop High School: "Austin is deserving of this award because of his work ethic, positive attitude, and leadership skills. He excels in the classroom, striving for a Core 40 diploma with Academic Honors. He is enrolled in two dual credit classes this year. Austin was picked by Northrop's athletic director, Mr. Shank, for an IHSAA Team Leader. As a Junior, Austin is a leader for his football team, and a positive role model for his brothers and sisters as well."
Ricky Brookins – RB – Terre Haute North High School: "Ricky is a senior and captain of the 3rd ranked (5A) Patriots. He is the vocal leader of the team, but leads best by example. His 3.45 cumulative GPA is a testament to his work ethic. He is a role model and hero for many youth football players in Vigo County, and has remained a very humble young man. Through 8 games, Ricky has 1400+ yards rushing (8.35 yards/carry) with 19 touchdowns. He has led his team from behind to win in weeks 8 & 9 with spectacular 4th quarter touchdown runs (inside of 2 minutes) of 45 yards and 44 yards respectively. Best of all, he is a great kid!"
Seth Carlson – RB/LB - South Central High School: "Seth is an excellent athlete that strives to be his best on and off the field. He plays offense and defense and the kid rocks both sides of the field. He deserves to be noticed and recognized more than he has. Seth is a great role model and has such a big heart. Without his blocking and hard hits SC would have been in trouble this year."
Andrew Ralph – S – Chesterton High School: "Andrew has a 4.7 GPA and is a three sport athlete from his sophomore to his senior years. He has a great attitude and is one of the hardest working athletes on or off the field. He really is a team player."
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.
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