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WBCA announces Boys and Girls Basketball Elite Individual Academic All-State

03/20/2024, 8:30am CDT

The WBCA is very pleased to announce the 2024 Boys and Girls Basketball Elite Academic All-State Award to 16 male athletes and 15 female athletes.

To be recognized, WBCA member coaches were required to nominate their athletes. Minimum requirements for nomination included seniors with a GPA of at least 3.5 and an ACT score of at least 25. Nominating coaches could also provide additional information including on-court statistics, awards and accolades, and a personal narrative.

These individuals truly represent the best of the best for student-athletes in the state of Wisconsin.

The WBCA Executive Board selected the 16 boys and 15 girls recipients (there was a tie in the boys voting) from the list of nominees.

As previously announced, the WBCA, in a continued quest to recognize the outstanding work of the student-athletes around Wisconsin, has modified and expanded the Academic All-State program beginning in 2023. 

Today the Elite Academic All-State list is announced. The regular Academic All-State lists for boys and girls were announced earlier and can be found below, along with the Team Academic All-State winners.

Boys WBCA Academic All-State List
Girls WBCA Academic All-State List
WBCA Team Academic All-State



Pierce Arenz, Kiel
Eli Blaine, Benton
Easton Bobb, Chippewa Falls
Ty Fernholz, Stoughton
Tim Franks, Homestead
Tyler Harris, Prairie du Chien
Eric Kenesie, Kenosha St. Joseph
Aidan Konop, Sussex Hamilton
Brogan Korger, Osseo-Fairchild
Brock Massey, Mauston
Ryan Mathiason, Monroe
Adam Skifton, Onalaska
Teegan Streit, Edgar
Landon Thousand, Mineral Point
Drew Tomashek, Ashwaubenon
Grant Warren, Marathon


Sarah Aleknavicius, Grafton
Erelyn Apel, Sauk Prairie
Abby Cole, Winnebago Lutheran
Kacy Eggebrecht, Phillips
Molly Janke, Ellsworth
Kiersten Jensen, Coleman
Lucy Leininger, Germantown
Isabella Millan, Florence
Rylan Oberg, DeForest
Alayna Panich, Wautoma
Lindsey Schadewalt, New Glarus
Sam Schmitt, Oregon
Nora Skoraczewski, Drummond
Taylor Stremlow, Verona
Sarah Trzinski, Rosholt

WBCA Academic All-State Procedures

Please see below for the two different Academic All-State paths:

This is new for 2023, and requires that nominated athletes be varsity players from any grade level and hold a GPA of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). These players will receive a WBCA certificate from their school.

This will be similar to what the WBCA has produced in the past, incorporating more robust academic review and incorporating on-court performance as well. This recognition continues to be for SENIORS ONLY. This is the best of the best combining all aspects of what it means to be a student-athlete. Nominees are reviewed by a selection committee and only 15 boys and 15 girls will be selected for the Elite Academic All-State team. These 15 boys and 15 girls players will be recognized at the WBCA All-State Banquet and receive plaques recognizing their accomplishment. Please note that all players nominated for Elite Academic All-State are automatically part of the regular Academic All-State list.

​Nomination information was provided to all coaches, and recognition on the list is dependent on coach nomination and possible verification with schools.

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