High school sports athletes garner recognition

Hayden H.S. graduate Jacob Head receives the award for Fall Male Athlete as well as the Overall Male Athlete in Shawnee County.

COURTESY: Topeka Shawnee County Sports Council

The Topeka Shawnee County Sports Council recognized area athletes tonight with awards in 10 categories including outstanding male and female athlete in fall, winter and spring sports, most inspirational male and female athlete and most outstanding overall male and female athlete. To be considered, student-athletes must be a senior in high school, have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have demonstrated excellence in sports during the 2014-2015 school year.

Below are this year’s winners:

                                                                NAME                          SPORT                               SCHOOL

FALL MALE                                        Jacob Head                       Football                                Hayden

FALL FEMALE                                    Madeline Hill                      Tennis                                 Washburn Rural

WINTER MALE                                   John Martin Schmidt           Swimming                            Hayden

WINTER FEMALE                               Tatyanna Legette               Basketball                            Seaman

SPRING MALE                                   Brogan Heinen                    Baseball                              Hayden

SPRING FEMALE                               Megan Deiter                      Softball                               Silver Lake

INSPIRATIONAL MALE                      Zach Holmes                      Football & Baseball              Shawnee Heights

INSPIRATIONAL FEMALE                  Regan Braun                      Basketball                           Topeka West

OVERALL MALE                                Jacob Head                        Football                              Hayden

OVERALL FEMALE                           Tatyanna Legette                 Basketball                          Seaman               

 

For the past 10 years, the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Council has also held a Hall of Fame induction recognizing past area athletes that made an impact on the Topeka community through their sport. The 2015 Hall of Fame inductees recognized tonight were Ken Darting, Bill McDonald and Sheri Norris.

The Topeka Shawnee County Sports Council advises and assists Visit Topeka Inc. in the marketing of Topeka and Shawnee County as a destination for athletic competition. The Topeka Shawnee County Sports Council works to enhance and stimulate positive economic growth through youth and adult sporting events by promoting and developing Topeka and Shawnee County as a sports venue. 

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