Thirty-Two Selected as WIAA Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients

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Thirty-Two Selected as WIAA Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients

Friday, May 5, 2023

Thirty-Two Selected as WIAA Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients

Awards Ceremony LIVE Stream

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Sixteen senior girls and 16 senior boys have been selected as finalists to receive the prestigious 2023 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award, presented by We Energies Foundation and Wisconsin Public Service Foundation.

More than 1,181 Scholar Athlete finalists have been recognized since the program began in 1984. This year more than 841 seniors were nominated for the 2023 WIAA Scholar-Athlete Award by 454 high schools throughout the state. To determine the top 32 finalists, four boys and four girls were selected based on both athletic and academic achievement from each of the four WIAA divisions.

Boys Scholar-Athlete Profiles
Girls Scholar-Athlete Profiles

“Each of these remarkable student-athletes has excelled in academics and athletics,” said Tom Shafranski, Assistant Director of the WIAA. “Fifteen of this year’s 32 WIAA Scholar Athlete finalists have a grade point average of 4.0 to date. All 32 scholar athlete finalists have already earned a total of 294 varsity letters during their first 3-1/2 years of high school. That’s an average of nine letters per athlete, and we have not yet completed our spring sports season.”

Three schools had a finalist for the first time in the 39-year history of the WIAA Scholar-Athlete program, including: Mya Hartjes, University School of Milwaukee; Joey Perry, Winneconne High School, and Lucy Strey, Sun Prairie East High School.

The 2023 WIAA Scholar-Athlete Finalists will be recognized at an awards ceremony Sunday, May 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Wausau. Keynote speaker will be Anne Marie Anderson, Emmy Award winning sports broadcaster and one of the most experienced female play-by-play announcers in the country.

A live webcast of the awards ceremony will be streamed on WIAA.TV Sunday, May 7 at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be aired on Bally Sports Wisconsin Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. For more information on the WIAA Scholar-Athlete Award program, please visit the Scholar-Athlete Award homepage on the WIAA website. 

2023 WIAA Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients

(List includes Scholar-Athlete’s name, hometown and the high school they attend)

Dylan Dettloff, Sheboygan, Sheboygan North High School
Griffin Empey, Stoughton, Stoughton High School
Drew Regnier, Waunakee, Waunakee High School
Tripp Walsh, Hartland, Arrowhead High School

Grace Grocholski, North Prairie, Kettle Moraine High School
Paige Miller, Kaukauna, Kaukauna High School
Lucy Strey, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie East High School
Dasha Vorontsov, Fitchburg, Oregon High School

Rhett Koenig, Prairie du Chien, Prairie du Chien High School
Davin Stoffel, Kronenwetter, Mosinee High School
Tanner Kaufman, Poplar, Northwestern High School
Brett McConkey, Mindoro, West Salem High School

Madilyn Dogs, Kewaskum, Kewaskum High School
Mya Hartjes, Grafton, University School of Milwaukee
Joey Perry, Larsen, Winneconne High School
Rachel Ulrich, Dresser, Osceola High School

Landon Deneen, Shell Lake, Shell Lake High School
Caden Healy, Athens, Colby High School
Jackson Ormond, Stratford, Stratford High School
Mitchell Thompson, Kewaunee, Kewaunee High School

Molly Heidorn, Colfax, Colfax High School
Lindsay Steien, Taylor, Blair-Taylor High School
Sophia Lawler, Racine, The Prairie School
Reese Rogowski, Wittenberg, Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School

Augustus Fink, Three Lakes, Three Lakes High School
Evan Johnson, Florence, Florence High School
Evan Payne, Eastman, Seneca High School
Dylan Powell, Norwalk, Brookwood High School

Cristin Casey, Wisconsin Rapids, Assumption High School
Lilly Geary, Viola, Kickapoo High Schoo
Carleigh Kaczmarek, Oconto Falls, Gillett High School
Kallie Volk, Three Lakes, Three Lakes High School

The WIAA, as defined by its Constitution, is a voluntary, unincorporated, and nonprofit organization. The membership oversees interscholastic athletic programs for 517 senior high schools and 48 junior high/middle level schools in its membership.

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