The Lady Lions Basketball team was recently honored with Academic All State honors for the 2017-2018 season. The Lions finished 2nd in the state overall with a team GPA of 3.917 behind Boyne City who had a 3.932.
Three of the Lady Lions’ seniors will graduate with Top Ten Honors: Dana duChemin (Valedictorian), Madison Bush (Salutatorian), and Daisey Hagen (3rd). Also a part of the Academic All-State team are Senior, Alexis Brocker, Juniors, Maya Berwald, Daniella duChemin, and Sarah Behnke; Sophomore, Sophia Frisbie; and Freshman, Jaylee Long and Lily Ruehmeier.
“When I checked their GPA’s before I sent them in, I knew that the they were really good and figured we had a chance for a Top 5 finish, so getting 2nd was a pleasant surprise,” says Thomasma. “I’m not at all surprised about their grades though. The girls work hard in athletics and in the classroom and they are a very driven group of student athletes.”
The Lions finished their season with an overall record of 5-16 and are looking to continue to build on each season as they will be returning 6 athletes for the 2018-2019 season.
Congrats to all of the Lady Lions and their Coach, Nate Thomasma!