Three Area Athletes Named Class B Scholar-Athlete Award Winners

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has announced the Class B student-athletes who have won a scholarship through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.

Clare’s Jasmine Harper, Benzie Central’s Brayden Huddleston and Big Rapids’ Tait Morrissey are three of the nine athletes from Class B schools from across the state to be recognized.

Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance, 32 individuals from Class A-D schools will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded to 12 student-athletes from Class A, eight from Class B, six from Class C and four from Class D.

Harper has competed on Clare’s girls cross country and track and field teams for all four years, breaking four school records en route to being named all-state on 10 occasions across both sports. She plans to attend Spring Arbor University.

Huddleston has ran four seasons of cross country and track and field at Benzie Central and spent two seasons on the school’s varsity boys basketball team. He earned all-state honors all four years in cross country and will attend Bradley (Ill.) University.

Morrissey has been a member of Big Rapids’ boys tennis and golf programs for four seasons and has spent two seasons on the school’s varsity basketball team. Morrissey helped lead the Cardinals to a third-place finish at last year’s boys golf state finals and plans to attend Alma College in the fall.

To be eligible for the scholarship, student-athletes must have a grade point average of 3.50 and have previously won a varsity letter in at least one sport that has an MHSAA sponsored postseason tournament. Scholarship recipients will be announced in February, with winners being recognized during halftime of the Class C boys basketball final on March 25.

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