The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association recently announced its Academic-All State Awards for teams and individuals.
Stoughton had 26 seniors with a combined grade-point average of 3.37, earning a spot as an academic all-state team. The Vikings had 11 seniors earn academic all-state individual honors. The players were as follows: Tyler Conklin, Trenton Dow, Luke Fernholz, Bradley Garcia, John Harman, Darrick Hill, Ryan Lamers, Emily Newquist, Luke Pugh, Kaden Stokstad and Ashton Wuennemann.
Individual requirements included a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher while being a varsity letterwinner. Teams were required to have an average cumulative GPA of 3.33 or higher for all seniors, minimum of five seniors to be eligible.
Only seniors were able to earn all-state recognition.
Kettle Moraine had the highest cumulative team GPA with 14 seniors averaging a 3.759. Stoughton was the only team from the Badger East Conference to be recognized.
It was the second year in a row and the second time in program history Stoughton earned academic all-state honors as a team. The Vikings’ 11 student athletes earning all-state individual honors also was a program best.