Jimmies News · Honoring the Best Spring Sport Athletes

Jimtown High School held the Spring Sports Awards program on Wednesday, May 30th.  The awards program is a chance to not only honor those standout athletes on the court, field, or track,  but also to recognize those student-athletes who exemplify the BEST of scholar-athletes during this season.

Also in this picture are the end of year –Major Award winners.   These are the SAM and Mutt Moore Awards that are awarded at the end of each school year to outstanding senior student-athletes.   The SAM award stands for Scholastic-Athletic and Mental Attitude.  It is awarded to one senior boy and one senior who are at least a 2 sport athlete, carries a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and is considered a leader in the classroom, hallways and on their teams.   The “Mutt” Moore Award is given to a senior student-athlete that is a three sport athlete.  This person also must have great grades a good attitude and be considered a leader in the school.

Pictured above are the MVP’s and Major end-of-year award winners of the spring campaign:

Front Row:  Abi DeLaluz, MVP Girls Track, Gabby Desimone, MVP Softball, Jenna Jaskolka, MVP Girls Tennis

Middle Row:  Alex Hohl, MVP Boys Track, Hunter Whitman, MVP Baseball, TJ Funderburke, MVP Boys Golf

Missing is Cassidy Stose, MVP Girls Track

Back Row:  Nathan Hochstetler, Boys SAM Award Winner, Allison Woods, Girls SAM Award Winner,

and Mike Laws, Mutt Moore Award Winner


Jimtown is proud to have had the following major awards given out on Thursday night:

SAM Award:  (Scholastic-Academic-Mental Attitude)

Girls Winner:      Allison Woods

Boys Winner:     Nathan Hochstetler

Mutt Moore Award

Girls Winner:      None Qualified

Boys Winner:    Mike Laws


MVP: Hunter Whitman

Mental Attitude:  Reggie Lawson

Most Improved :  Dallas Johnston


MVP:  Gabby Desimone

Mental Attitude Award:  Morgan Weesner

Most Improved Award:  Jessica Alvey

Girls Tennis

MVP:  Jenna Jaskolka

Mental Attitude:  Taylor Konrath

Most Improved:  Abby Bredenkamp & Emma Clarke

Boys Track

MVP:  Alex Hohl

Mental Attitude:  Nate Hochstetler and Andrew O’Brien

Most Improved:  Yvens Reisacher and Corbin Russell

Girls Track

MVP:  Cassidy Stose, Abi DeLaLuz

Mental Attitude:  Arianna Brotherton

Most ImprovedEvea White

Boys Golf

MVPTJ Funderburk

Mental Attitude:  Brice Griffee

Most Improved Braydon Rice

Jimtown’s NIC All-Academic Team for Spring 2018
The”Highest GPA” Award Winners from each team in spring sports for 2018











At Jimtown we also prides ourselves on the fact that our athletes are held to a high standard on the field of competition, but also in the classroom.  Education-Based athletics are by nature designed to be an extension of what is happening in the classroom.  Athletics are just one more tool which can be used to achieve the mission of education at Jimtown High School toward our code of Leadership-Integrity–Responsibility and Respect.

Here are some statistics that were tracked this season for our athletes at Jimtown.  You can see that the athleSpring 009tes at Jimtown perform very well also in the classroom and in fact many times do better than the students as a whole (including those who do not engage with extra-curricular activities at Jimtown)


27  students on the roster

19 out of 27 made honor roll  (just over 70%)

Average GPA of entire team: 3.12

Highest GPA on the team:  Alex Reaves with a 4.283



24  students on the roster

16 out of 24 made honor roll  (67%)

Average GPA of entire team:  3.31

Highest GPA on the team:  Abbi Snider and Lauren Wolfe  with a 4.14

Honorable Mention goes to Alli Woods, Jessica Alvey, Bryanna Vanderwerf and MaKenna Betzer who were all 4.0 or higher


Boys Track:   

41 students on the roster

34 out of 41 made honor roll (83%)

Average GPA of entire team:   3.41

Highest GPA on the team:  Jacob Koets with a 4.33

Honorable mention to Nate Hochstetler, Josh Frye, Jonathan Wiggins, Jon Sandoval and Collin Smead who were all 4.0 or higher.


Girls Track:

39 students on the roster

29 out of 39 made honor roll (74%)

Average GPA of entire team:  3.42

Highest GPA on the team: Jamie Lawson and Shania Le both with a 4.33

Honorable mention to Anna Turpin, Reagwin Schwinn, Charlotte Pendell, Leanna Coble, Kaylee Crane, Elizabeth Turpin, Victoria Thomas, Jennifer Sandoval, Lindsey Holloman, Drew Track and Cassidy Stose who were all 4.0 or higher


Girls Tennis:

27  students on the roster

24 out of 27 made honor roll  (89%)

Average GPA of entire team:  3.65

Highest GPA on the team:  Kaitlyn Margraf with a 4.33

Honorable Mention to Emma Deak, Abagail Bredenkamp, Anna Pope, Emma Clarke, Grace Crocker, Hailee Humfleet, Taylor Carter, Jenna Jaskolka, Huda AlTimeemi and Megan Harris who were also above 4.0


Boys Golf:

13 students on the roster

12 out of 13 made honor roll (93%—-highest % of rostered students on honor roll)

Average GPA of entire team:  3.47

Highest GPA on the team:  Clay Campbell with a 4.141

Honorable Mention goes to Trae Brubaker, and Nate Behrens who were also 4.0 or higher


  • A total of 171 students were on athletic rosters for the Spring of 2017-2018.   


  • 134 of the 171 made the honor roll on the last grading period—which is a minimum of 3.0.  

This is a percentage of 78% of all spring athletes at Jimtown High School are on the honor roll.


  • The average GPA of all 171 students who participated in athletics this fall:  3.4


  • The average GPA of all students at JHS including all those who did not participate in athletics: 2.8


  • This is a difference of .6 or  slightly more than equivalent a C+ to B+ change in average