Each week the Athletic Department selects a Spartan Athlete of the Week. The recipient for the week of March 11 is junior boys basketball player Trey Ward.
Last week, Ward placed in the top four three-point shooters in the Illinois High School Association Country Financial Three-Point Showdown before Friday night’s Class 4A Sectional Final game and earned a trip to the state finals in Peoria this weekend.
He will be one of 32 finalists in Class 4A shooting for a chance to advance to the final four. Trey is the first boys player to advance to state in the three-point contest since Hamza Zaid in 2012, who finished fourth in Class 4A that year.
Other nominees for Spartan Athlete of the Week included Kamryn Hendricks (Girls Track), and Zachary Olejniczak (Boys Track).