AREAWIDE – The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan awarded several area girls, as well as their teams, for their accomplishments both on and off the court this past season. Almont’s Meredith Rinke was selected as an All-State Honorable Mention while Goodrich’s Maddie Voelker was selected as one of BCAM’s best.
However, selected to the best of the best was Carman-Ainsworth’s Destiny Strother. Qualifying for Individual Academic All-State was Kendal Muxlow of Brown City with a 3.67 grade point average, Rinke had a 4.00 and Marlette’s Emily Schaub a 3.96.
There were also several teams selected for the Honorable Mention of Team Academic All-State with North Branch at 3.573. Davison had a 3.799, Carman- Ainsworth 3.296, Swartz Creek 3.233, Goodrich 3.481, Brown City 3.76, Marlette 3.495 and Bendle 3.412.
Bendle was also a top-10 finisher in team free throws. The Team First Award winners included Almont’s Paige Walton, Bendle’s Sydney Malin, Goodrich’s Molly Voelker and Marlette’s Emily Bell.
The Outstanding Senior Student- Athletes included the Almont trio of Rinke, Ashley Gibbs and Walton, as well as Bendle’s Sydney Malin and Honiestie Wright, Goodrich’s Ryan Darby and Marlette’s Schaub.