Girls Varsity Gymnastics - *2016 IHSAA State Champions*
INDIANAPOLIS – Columbus North senior Holly Anderson was honored as Indiana’s athlete of the year in girls golf and Bull Dogs junior Claire Thompson was recognized as athlete of the year in gymnastics on Thursday (April 27) at the Indiana Sports Awards ceremony hosted by The Indianapolis Star.
Athletes were recognized for the 2016-17 academic year.
Anderson was the IHSAA individual state champion last fall, posting a 75-71—146 over two rounds at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel. She became Columbus North’s first individual state champion in girls golf and her second-round 71 tied for the 23rd-best single round in IHSAA State Finals history.
Anderson, a Ball-State recruit, shared medalist honors with teammate Alexandra Munnicha with 75s in the Greensburg Sectional. Anderson also took medalist honors in the Lapel Regional with a 73.
Thompson was cited as the gymnast of the year for the second consecutive year.
This year, Thompson was the individual champion on balance beam, tied for third on uneven parallel bars and was second in the all-around with a score of 38.075 at the IHSAA state meet. As a sophomore, Thompson was state champion on bars, beam and the all-around.
Columbus North senior Ashley Holliday joined Thompson as a finalist this year for athlete of the year in gymnastics. Holliday won the vault, tied for seventh on bars, placed third in the all-around and was this year’s IHSAA Mental Attitude Award winner.
The ceremony was held at Clowes Memorial Hall on the campus of Butler University.
A list of those honored included:
Girls Golf: Holly Anderson, Columbus North
Boys Tennis: Patrick Fletchall, Carmel
Boys Cross Country: Curt Eckstein, Oldenburg Academy
Girls Cross Country: Tyler Schwartz, DeKalb
Boys Soccer: Sam Bonano, Evansville Memorial
Girls Soccer: Alia Martin, Brebeuf Jesuit
Girls Volleyball: Nia Robinson, Cathedral
Mr. Football: Hunter Johnson, Brownsburg
Mr. Basketball: Kris Wilkes, North Central
Miss Basketball: Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead
Boys Swimming: Drew Kibler, Carmel
Girls Swimming: Sammie Burchill, Carmel
Wrestling: Braxton Lee, Brownsburg
Gymnastics: Claire Thompson, Columbus North
Hockey: Jared Lamothe, Fort Wayne Dwenger
Boys Bowling: Bailey Maverick, Peru
Girls Bowling: Alexandra Ross, Greenwood Christian Academy
Girls Track: TBA in June
Boys Track: TBA in June
Girls Tennis: TBA in June
Boys Golf: TBA in June
Softball: TBA in June
Baseball: TBA in June
Boys Lacrosse: TBA in June
Girls Lacrosse: TBA in June
Boys Rugby: TBA in June
Girls Rugby: TBA in June
Boys Volleyball: TBA in June
Scholar Athlete Award: Drew Minnich, NorthWood
Courage Award: Ajanae Thomas, North Central
Comeback Award: Titus McCoy, Center Grove
Coach of the Year: Bruce Scifres, Roncalli football
Team of the Year: Crispus Attucks boys basketball
I Am Sport Award: Titus McCoy, Center Grove
Boys Athlete of the Year: Drew Kibler, Carmel
Girls Athlete of the Year: Lynna Irby, Pike