DeShaun Thrower named Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame student-athlete award winner

MUSKEGON AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
2013-14 MALE STUDENT ATHLETES

THE WINNER
Name:
Deshaun Thrower
School: Muskegon High School
Academics: 2.8 gpa
Athletics: Basketball (4 years), Football (4 years), Track (3 years). All-state, all-area, all-conference in football. Mr. Basketball in the state of Michigan. All-conference, all-area, Dream Team in basketball.
Extra curricular: Volunteer for youth basketball league, Second Step Mentoring program.
Future plans: Stony Brook University.

MALE NOMINATIONS

Name: Taylor McPhail
School: Mona Shores High School
Academics:  4.2 gpa.
Athletics: Cross country (3 years), Wrestling (4 years).  Conference wrestling champion, GMAA champion, Fifth place at Division 1 state meet. Finished with 142 career victories.
Extra curriculars: Eagle Scout, Boys Scouts of America
Future plans: Alma College.

Name: Neal Wilds
School: Ravenna High School
Academics: 3.63 gpa
Athletics: Cross Country (4 years), Basketball (4 years), Track (1 year), Golf (2 years). Cross country team MVP, team captain and all-conference.
Extra curriculars: National Honor Society, Church service project at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Future plans: Michigan State University.

Name: Wyatt Ford
School: Montague High School
Academics: 3.70 gpa
Athletics: Football (4 years), Track (4 years). Three-time all-conference kicker, two-time all-area kicker, all-state kicker. Track team MVP, state qualifier on 4×200 relay team.
Extra curriculars: All-conference all-academic, three years academic excellence.
Future plans: Study pre-law.

Name: Fred Waller
School: Orchard View High School
Academics: 2.98 gpa
Athletics: Football, wrestling, baseball.
Future plans: Adrian College.

Name: Grant Younts
School: Holton High School
Academics: 3.56 gpa
Athletics: Wrestling (4 years), Baseball (3 years), Football (2 years). State qualifier in wrestling.
Extra curriculars: CSAA academic all-conference, honor roll, Showcase Nominee.
Future plans: Muskegon Community College.

Name: Dylan Krim
School:
Fremont High School
Academics:
3.95 gpa.
Athletics:
Tennis (1 year), Basketball (4 years), Golf (4 years). All-state in basketball, three-time all-conference in basketball.
Extra curriculars:
Fifth grade girls basketball coach, third grade co-ed soccer coach, mission trip to Peru.
Future plans:
TBD.

Name: Eldon Graham
School:
Hesperia High School
Academics:
4.0 gpa
Athletics:
Football (4 years), Wrestling (4 years), Track (4 years). Two-time second-team all-conference, second-team all-area in football. All-state wrestler, all-conference in wrestling, all-conference in track.
Extra curriculars:
Youth advisory Council, Principal’s Advisory Council, Student Council, National Honor Society.
Future plans:
Central Michigan University.

Name: Chris Hendricks
School:
Fruitport High School
Academics:
2.7 gpa
Athletics:
Football (4 years), Track (4 years), Wrestling (4 years). Two-time all-conference in football, two-time all-area and two-time all-state in football. Conference, regional and state champion in Division 2 wrestling. State champion in power lifting.
Future plans:
Eastern Michigan University.

Name: Alex Rop
School:
Western Michigan Christian High School
Academics:
3.62 gpa
Athletics:
Soccer (4 years), Track (3 years), Basketball (4 years). First-team Division 4 all-state in soccer, all-region, all-district and all-conference. Member of Division 4 state championship soccer team as freshman. Two-time qualifier for West Michigan All-State Track Meet.
Extra curriculars:
Mission trips to Washington D.C., Newark, N.J., three years of service project for Feed My Starving Children in Chicago, small group devotional leader, church youth group. West Michigan Showcase nomination.
Future plans:
Muskegon Community College.

Name: Justin Fairfield
School:
North Muskegon High School
Academics:
3.9 gpa
Athletics:
Football (4 years), Basketball (4 years), Track (4 years). All-conference, all-area in football, all-conference in track.
Extra curriculars:
National Honor Society, Family Promise volunteer, youth group, Spanish club, volunteer with kids’ basketball program, ASP annual mission trip, academic tutoring.
Future plans:
Hope College.

Name: Dakota Juarez
School:
Grand Haven High School
Academics:
3.06 gpa
Athletics:
Wrestling (4 years), Football (2 years). Four-time state qualifier in wrestling, four-time conference wrestling champion, four-time all-regional in wrestling. Two-time all-area, all-conference in football.
Extra curriculars:
Community reading program at Robinson Elementary School, Youth mentor in Grand Haven Schools, Youth wrestling coach in Tri-Cities.
Future plans:
Eastern Michigan University

Name: Alex Lewandoski
School:
Muskegon Catholic Central High School
Academics:
3.87 gpa
Athletics:
Football (4 years), Hockey (4 years), Baseball (4 years). All-state in football. All-area baseball and all-academic in hockey.
Extra curriculars:
Muskegon Rescue Mission volunteer, No More Sidelines.
Future plans:
Saginaw Valley State University.

Name: Devin Mussell
School:
Shelby High School
Academics:
3.94 gpa
Athletics:
Football (4 years), Basketball (4 years), Baseball (4 years). First-team all-state all-conference, all-area in football.
Extra curriculars:
Student Council, Business Club, National Honors Society, Youth Advisory Council, Science Olympiad, Writing Center mentor, church youth group, Catholic Heart Workcamp, Habitat for Humanity, Community Pride Day.
Future plans:
University of Michigan.

Name: Austin Wright
School:
Oakridge High School
Academics:
3.97 gpa
Athletics:
All-state, all-conference, all-area in football; all-conference, team MVP in basketball; all-conference, state qualifier and West Michigan All-Star meet qualifier.
Extra curriculars:
National Honors Society, Local church volunteer work, food truck, youth basketball program.
Future plans:
Grand Valley State University.

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