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EC’s Hutchins, JCD’s Day receive Crawley Scholarships from the IBCA

Forty-one Indiana high school seniors have been presented 2019 scholarship awards from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association according to this release provided by the IBCA.

The IBCA — a statewide coaches group with about 2,400 members — presents a grant of $750 to each recipient in the names of Marion Crawley, Junior Mannies and Pat Aikman. Through the years, the IBCA has awarded more than $725,000 in scholarships to Indiana students.

Locally, East Central’s Jack Hutchins and Jac-Cen-Del’s Mariah Day both received a Marion Crawley Scholarship.

“I would like to congratulate you for being selected as a recipient,” IBCA executive director Steve Witty wrote in informing winners of the various selections. “… Thanks for your contributions to Indiana high school basketball, and best of luck as you move on to the college of your choice.”

Nash Huffman, a student manager from Noblesville, was the only winner of Junior Mannies Scholarship for 2019.

Mannies Scholarships are presented to students who have a physical handicap but have contributed to their respective school’s athletic program. Mannies won 311 games as the boys basketball coach at Elwood, Mississinewa, Delphi and other schools. He served as the IBCA Job Placement Director from 1977-83.
A total of 38 Crawley Scholarships were presented to a variety of boys players (19), girls players (12), student managers (seven). Criteria for the Crawley Scholarship includes achievement in basketball, achievement in academics, participation in extracurricular activities and service to one’s school and community. A list of the 2019 winners is below.

Crawley was a former four-time boys basketball state championship coach — two with the Washington Hatchets and two with the Lafayette Jeff Bronchos — who amassed 644 career wins. He later became the first executive director of the IBCA.

Two students were chosen as winners of the eighth Pat Aikman Character and Leadership Awards, named for the former Indiana All-Star game director and former IBCA Coordinator of Special Projects. Those winners were Ashton Minton of Paoli and Casey Schroeder of Wawasee.

Criteria for the Aikman Scholarship include achievements and contributions in basketball, scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and service to school and community. Also, those considered for the Aikman Scholarship are students who plan to enter the fields of journalism, sports management, athletic training or physical therapy.

“These are deserving young people who help make coaching a great profession,” Witty said of all the winners.

A list of the 2019 IBCA Scholarship winners follows on the next page.

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