The high school spring sports season has come to a close. It was a very good spring for Osceola Chieftain and St. Croix Falls Saints athletes. Conference, regional and sectional titles were earned and the athletes competed hard in every sport that was offered. Several competitors have been recognized for their exemplary efforts in both their athletic endeavors as well as their classroom exploits. Recently four area golfers were named to the academic all-state team.
Osceola’s Jacob Hall, Colton Wilmot and Mason Wegner were among the 311 student-athletes to receive this award from the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW). In order to be eligible for the award a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25, participated in at least 75 percent of the team’s varsity matches and was a sophomore, junior or senior during the 2021 season. The average grade point among the 311 athletes that were recognized is 3.736.
“Their work ethic shows both on the golf course and in the classroom,” Osceola golf coach Pam Kaiser noted. “Jacob and Colton have always talked of going to college, so they knew they needed grades to get in. Mason is also driven to attend college, so he knows he needs the grades to get in. They work hard in the classroom and on the golf course. I am truly blessed to coach great kids.”
“We have hard working kids in Osceola and they understand the importance of being a well-rounded student-athlete,” Osceola athletic director Scott Newton added. “We want our students to carry the same work ethic in and out of the classroom environment. Congratulations to these three on earning academic all-state honors.”
St. Croix Falls also had a golfer recognized as academic all-state. Sophomore Evan Gudmunsen earned the statewide recognition for his academic excellence while competing on his varsity squad.
“Evan is a very hard worker,” St. Croix Falls Coach Shawn Gudmunsen said. “His commitment to activities and academics is something that is very important to him. He is always wanting to be the best possible self in everything he does. I am excited that all of his hard work is beginning to pay off for him. He is kind, conscientious and is constantly always trying to improve in everything he does.”
While the sports year is taking a break during the summer months the athletes are not. Many of them are working at their favorite sports during the hot summer months and you can be sure the classroom studies will begin in earnest again this fall.