5 HNHS basketball players earn academic all-state honorable mention

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) announced its first team and honorable mention Academic All-State lists on Friday, March 15, and members of the Huntington North High School boys' and girls' varsity basketball teams were among the honorable mentions.

Trenton Kern and Noah Reed were named from the boys' team and Kelsey Hollowell, Kayla Patrick and Allyson Trout were named from the girls' team.

The IBCA Academic All-State team is a program where academic prowess and athletic prowess are both factored in the selections. Items such as grade point average, college board scores and academic class rank are considered along with athletic performance in areas such as points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game and shooting percentage.

IBCA-member head coaches from schools across the state may nominate their seniors who meet criteria that include a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, a class rank in the upper 25 percent of one's class, an SAT score of 1,500 or an ACT score of 23.

Once nominations are received, an IBCA committee reviews the information and determines awards for first team and honorable mention.

Those selected will receive certificates from the IBCA for their honor. Those certificates will be distributed to coaches at the IBCA Spring Clinic on April 26-27 in Indianapolis. The coaches then present the certificates to the honored players in May.