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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 one winner of the Ivy Tech Scholar Athlete of the Year is Austin Alberson who is a LB/TE from Bellmont High School. The person who nominated him said "Austin has been a starter for the team since his sophomore year and a team captain for the last two years. Austin has attended college prep classes all 4 years and has been on the Honor Roll the entire time he has attended Bellmont. He currently has a 3.95 GPA."

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

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"

Andrew Ralph – S – Chesterton High School: "He is the hardest working athlete I've ever know on and off the field. His goal is to attend and play football at Harvard University. He is kind, smart, hardworking, nonjudgmental, and the coolest kid to have around. He is what every parent hopes their kid grows up to be."

Pierre Byrne – RB/CB – Culver Military Academy: "I would like to nominate Pierre Byrne for the Athlete of the Week. Pierre helped guide the Eagles to a 36-29 victory over Tippecanoe Valley. Pierre played both sides of the ball, including special teams. He scored four touchdowns - one rushing touchdown, one receiving touchdown, one punt return for a touchdown, and he returned an interception for a touchdown. Simply put, he was all over the field making plays. He also recovered a fumble from his cornerback position. Pierre, an exceptional student from South Bend, has verbally committed to play lacrosse for the University of Notre Dame next fall."

Conner Smith – QB – Perry Meridian High School: "Week 1- 17/22 for 375 yards and 6 touchdowns, Week 2- 34/46 for 490 yards and 6 touchdowns. Not only is Conner an amazing athlete, but he excels in his academic classes with one of the highest grade point averages on the team."

How to get involved?

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

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