Four Minerva boys basketball players received the prestigious Northeastern Buckeye Conference Scholar Athlete Award during the season-ending banquet.
Lettering, while maintaining a 3.4 or higher grade point average are Adam Gross, Jack Hanley, Blaine Neikirk and Reid Miller.
Receiving the Minerva Scholar Athlete Award are Brandon Baumgardner, Reece Catlett, Mike Hanley, Alex Kimble, Taylor Lowmiller, Caleb Garlock, Mitchell Greer, Joe Horkey and Koby Kinsey.
Receiving their third varsity letter are senior Adam Gross and junior Connor Wright.
Two-year lettermen are seniors Jack Hanley and Brett Russell and juniors Brock Croston and Chris Lowe.
Earning their first varsity letter are senior Blaine Neikirk and juniors Reid Miller and Mitchell Myers.
Reserve awards went to junior Jacob Stoller and sophomores Brandon Baumgardner, Phillip Boord, Reece Catlett, Mike Hanley, Alex Kimble, Blake Kinsey, Taylor Lowmiller and Hunter Worstall.
Members of the freshman team are Thomas Beavers, Shea Common, John Fink, Caleb Garlock, Mitchell Greer, Evin Grubb, Landon Hall, Joe Horkey, Koby Kinsey, Cody McGrath, Tim Phillips, Steve Place and Sawyer Sparks.
Connor Wright was selected to the NBC and District 5 first teams and to the East District second team; Brock Croston was selected to the NBC second team, District 5 honorable mention, and East District special mention; and Adam Gross was selected to the NBC honorable-mention squad and East District special mention; and Jack Hanley was named to the NBC and East District honorable-mention teams.
Coaches Association Scholarship gold certificates were presented to Adam Gross, Jack Hanley, Blaine Neikirk and Brett Russell. To receive this honor, an athlete must achieve a 3.2 or higher GPA for seven consecutive grading periods.
Silver certificates were given to Reid Miller, Mitchell Myers and Connor Wright. These athletes carried a 3.2 or higher GPA for five consecutive grading periods.