IHSAA moves up start of girls hoops season

Eastern Hancock senior Skyler Overleese was chosen as one of four winners of the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Pat Aikman Character and Leadership Award Tuesday.

Tanner Davis of Wapahani, Caleb Gabler of Mishawaka and Daisy Heath of Hebron were also selected as recipients of the award, named for the former Indiana All-Star game director and former IBCA Coordinator of Special Projects.

Success and contributions in basketball, scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities and service to school and community are among the criteria for the Aikman Scholarship.

Also, those considered for the Aikman Scholarship are student-athletes who plan to enter the fields of journalism, sports management, athletic training or physical therapy.

The IBCA awards a grant of $750 to each recipient.

“Skyler is a great kid who has worked extremely hard in everything she has accomplished thus far,” EH girls basketball coach Jeremy Powers said of Overleese, who is also a member of the Royals’ softball team. “Her work ethic and desire to be successful will take her a long way in the future.”

Thirty-six Indiana high school seniors were been presented with 2014 scholarship awards from the IBCA Tuesday.

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