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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 five winner of the Ivy Tech Community College Scholar Athlete of the Week is Zach Swarts, a defensive lineman from Homestead High School. "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," said the person who nominated him.

Here are this week's 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."

Donavin O'Day – DE – Fort Wayne Snider High School: "Donavin is a true scholar-athlete: 4.2 GPA, outstanding citizen, and a two year starter. He intends to continue his studies and play football in college."

We've been running low on nominees, so be sure to enter someone if you know they are deserving!

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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