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WBCA Announces Six, $500 scholarship winners.

The WBCA is pleased to announce the six winners of the annual WBCA scholarship given to outstanding students who were outstanding baseball players. They include...

2015 WBCA Scholarship Winners

Bryce Ducharme (Hudson)

Ranked number 1 is his graduating class of 398, Bryce is a motivated individual in and outside the classroom. Bryce has volunteered at various causes in his community and school. Bryce was named team captain for both his Junior and Senior Baseball seasons. Coach Ryan Huppert writes, “Bryce is unquestionably one of the most driven student-athletes in the HHS baseball program. His strong work ethic and his desire to achieve excellence is noticed by his peers, his coaches, and the community.” Heading to the University of Wisconsin to study Mathematics.

Connor Hock (Bay Port)

In addition to participating in the All Star Classic, Connor was named 1st Team All-State, and Tri-State Player of the Year
in helping Bay Port reach the State Tournament. In addition to being an outstanding student, Connor participated in an incredible number of extra-curricular and volunteer activities. Coach Mike Simoens writes, “Connor is an excellent teacher and role model . . . an exceptional young man with strong moral character and integrity, excellent study habits, and unparal- leled motivation.” Heading to Notre Dame to study Science or Business.

Sam Kohnle (Kewaunee)

A three-time All-Conference and All-District player, Sam was recently named to the 3rd Team All-State Team, as well as participating for the North team in the All Star Classic. Kewaunee Coach Matt Kohnle writes that “Sam truly has done everything possible to make himself the best he could be.” In leading his team to their rst conference championship in 23 years, Sam broke four batting records at Kewaunee. Heading to Winona State to study Composite Materials Engineering.

Jonathon Stiever (Cedarburg)

ough Cedarburg High School does not o er class rank, Jonathon would be near the top with a Cumulative G.P.A. of 4.204. Quite an accomplishment, considering he took eight Advanced Placement classes and spent numerous hours volun- teering in his community. A team captain for three years, veteran head coach Jack Friess writes of Jonathon, “he is one of the most coachable players I have ever had in my 37 years.” Adding, “he does everything to help our team be successful.” Heading to the University of Indiana.

Zach Van Wie (Wisconsin Dells)

Ranked #1 in his graduating class, Zach was able to juggle baseball, volunteer work, and a di cult class load and nd success in all three. Coach Mike Michalsky writes, “Zach is very well-rounded young man . . . he is one of the nest individuals
I’ve dealt with . . . intellectually gi ed in the classroom, and a erce competitor on the athletic eld.” Named captain both his Junior and Senior years, Zach gained all-conference and all-district recognition as well. Heading to the University of Wisconsin to study Business.

Logan Wonn (Oconomowoc)

Recently named Tri-State Player of the Year, Logan has built himself quite a resume on the baseball eld and in the class- room. Participating in the All Star Classic was only the most recent in a long list of accomplishments for Logan on the base- ball eld this Spring. His leadership helped propel Oconomowoc to State this Spring. In the classroom, Logan challenged himself with a strenuous class load and nished near the top of his class.
Heading to Jacksonville University (FL) to study either Finance or Accounting. 

WBCA Scholarships

Scholarship Criteria

Given out annually since 2006, the WBCA is proud to offer six $500 scholarships each year.  The criteria and due dates for nominations are listed below.  All information can be sent to Bob Gawlitta at his home address (2640 Boles Circle, Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54495).  Questions can be directed to

1. Head Coach is a WBCA Member (by May 1 of the respective year)

2. Class Rank (upper 10 % of graduating class)

3. ACT Score (24 or above)

4. Varsity player (varsity stats only)

5. G.P.A. (3.2 or higher)

6. Honors/Awards/Accomplishments

7. Essay

8. Coach’s recommendation

9. Community Involvement (not a criteria)

10.  All in to Bob Gawlitta by June 15 (no exceptions)

Must have everything in to qualify (including photo