Seniors honored with 2021 Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarships

July 12, 2021

Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship

Graduating seniors from across Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio were honored July 12 through 15 with the 2021 Albright Gemlick Scholarships. Eight winners were selected for their academic excellence, athletic acheivement and community contributions.

Parkview Sports Medicine host virtual ceremonies on its Facebook page to celebrate the nominees and winners.

Student-athletes were nominated by the Parkview Sports Medicine athletic trainer assigned to their schools or club sports organization, or by PSM Performance specialists who train them. Eligible student-athletes must participate in one sport their senior year and hold a grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or 9.0 on a 12.0 scale). In all, 49 nominees represent 22 different high schools, three club sports organizations and PSM Performance in this year's Albright Gemlick Scholarship program.

The Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarships have been awarded since 2003-04, and bear the names of two late SportONE physicians: Dr. James E. Albright, who passed away in 1993; and Dr. Brett F. Gemlick, who passed away in October 2019. The scholarships are made possible through donations through the Parkview Foundation.

2021 Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship Winner - Green Group:
Rebecca Moravec of Northrop High School

Rebecca Moravec played soccer, tennis and competed in gymnastics at Northrop High School. She was 1st team All-Summit Athletic Conference as a senior, and earned the team Mental Attitude Award this past fall. Additionally, Rebecca was selected All-SAC in gymnastics the last three seasons. She earned a 3.69 grade point average. Rebecca is a volunteer coach, referee, and photographer for C3 Sports, teaches Sunday school at her church, is a member of her church youth group, has served on mission trips to Belize, and volunteers at Community Harvest Food Bank and Chris House. Rebecca will attend North Park University in Chicago, and study exercise science. She will also play soccer for the Lady Vikings soccer team. She wants to become a sports physical therapist.

2021 Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship Winner - Green Group:
Isaiah Rusher of Concordia Lutheran High School

Isaiah Rusher is a multi-sport athlete who graduated with a 3.95 grade point average from Concordia Lutheran High School. Isaiah played football for 3 years, and earned ABC21 Scholar Athlete of the Week this past fall. He also played lacrosse and rowed crew at Concordia. Isaiah was invited to the Olympic Development program for crew for three straight years. Outside of athletics, he coaches 5th grade basketball, and is a member of the JROTC Adventure Team, Pro-Life Club, Sources of Strength, Epic Mentors, and the youth group and praise band at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He also helps with the Kidwise Children’s Ministry at Holy Cross, teaches guitar lessons and helps with the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. He’s also earned his private pilot’s license and SCUBA Open Water Diver certification. He also earned the Good Citizen Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Isaiah will attend Purdue University to study aeronautical/aerospace engineering.


Virtual Ceremony Night 1: Green Group
(Blackhawk Christian, Concordia, Heritage, Leo, New Haven, Northrop, Woodlan)


2021 Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship Winner - Red Group:
Logan Cox of Northfield High School

Logan Cox wrestled, played football and played baseball at Northfield High School. He earned four letters in wrestling, where he was a two-year captain, a Three Rivers Conference and sectional champion, a semi-state qualifier, team Most Valuable Wrestler, Academic All-State and recipient of the Gus-Dorais Loyalty Award. In football, he was All-TRC, All-State, Academic All-State and captain as a senior. He also played baseball for three years. Logan earned a 11.184 grade point average, and was a member of Northfield’s National Honor Society, student council, and Sources of Strength. Logan is active in the community, helping out at various food pantries in Wabash County and coached baseball in the Little League Challenger division. Logan will study engineering at Purdue University.
2021 Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship Winner - Red Group:
Ryan Preston of Carroll High School (PSM Performance)
Ryan Preston is a nominee representing PSM Performance. He played four years of basketball at Carroll High School. He was named 1st Team All-SAC as senior, 2nd team All-SAC as a junior, and won the team Mental Attitude Award this past season. He also was Carroll’s designee for the Beyond The Game Leadership Award. Ryan and his Charger teammates won the sectional championship this season, the SAC championship in 2018 and the Parkview Sports Medicine SAC Holiday Tournament championship in 2019. Ryan also plays basketball for Indy Heat Gym Rats. He has participated in PSM Performance for the last year, and his athletic improvement has been spotlighted. Ryan maintained a 3.86 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society. He also volunteers at Community Harvest Food Bank and helps senior citizens in the community with their yard work and home repairs, and active in his church. Ryan will attend Trine University, study business and play for the Thunder men’s basketball team.
Virtual Ceremony Night 2: Red Group
(Wayne Trace, Wawasee, Northfield, PSM Performance)

2021 Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship Winner - White Group:

Lillian Mast of West Noble High School

Lillian Mast played basketball, volleyball and ran track at West Noble High School. She was named a captain for all three teams, despite missing her senior track season due to injury and her junior track season being canceled. In basketball, Lillian earned All-Northeast Corner Conference, KPC All-Area, Journal Gazette All-Northeast Indiana 2nd Team and Academic All-State honors. She was also named team MVP as a senior, and was part of a sectional championship team as a sophomore. She played club basketball for Always100. She is very supportive of the community, helping at West Noble athletic events, volunteering at a local food pantry, serving on student council, helping with the Miracle Tree program, and organizing school blood drives. Lilly has been accepted to Purdue University and will study elementary education.
2021 Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship Winner - White Group:
Julia Baker of Huntington North High School
Julia Baker played soccer, ran track and competed one year in gymnastics at Huntington North High School. Julia finished with a 12.2 grade point average, which put her in the Top 5 percent of the Huntington North senior Class of 2021. Additionally, she served as a freshman mentor her junior and senior years. Outside of school, Julia volunteers at the Huntington County Humane Society. Julia will attend Ball State University and plans to study elementary education.
Virtual Ceremony Night 3: White Group
(Antwerp, Wabash, West Noble, Huntington North)


2021 Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship Winner - White Group:

Luke Sheppard of Homestead High School (Fort Wayne Sport Club)
Luke Sheppard of Homestead High School - a nominee from Fort Wayne Sport Club - earned three varsity letters while playing on the Spartans soccer team. He was team captain and Academic All-State for two seasons. Luke maintained a 4.71 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). His extracurricular activities included Spanish Club, Academic Super Bowl, Key Club, Project 216, Project READ. He is also an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Luke also helps feed needy children in the community, mentors elementary school kids, and plays piano. Luke has done PSM Performance for 3 years through Fort Wayne Sport Club. He will attend the University of Penn, and plans to pursue a political science degree.
2021 Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship Winner - White Group:
Cole Schupbach of East Noble High School
 (Carter Fleck Memorial Scholarship)
Each year, Parkview Sports Medicine awards the Carter Fleck Memorial Scholarship as part of the Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship program. The award is named for Carter Fleck, a 17-year-old Homestead High School who died of cancer in 2016. It is awarded to a student-athlete who demonstrates exceptional character. The 6th annual Carter Fleck Memorial Albright Gemlick Excellence Scholarship goes to Cole Schupbach of East Noble High School.
Cole played football, baseball and wrestled for two years at East Noble High School. He is part of a Knights football team that was 2019 state runners-up, won two sectional championships and won two Northeast 8 Conference titles. Individually, Cole became a utility guy, earning 1st Team All-NE8 honors as a punter, 2nd Team All-NE8 as a linebacker, KPC All-Area, and All-State as a punter and team MVP as a senior.. His 65-yard punt in the 2019 State Finals stands as the longest punt in 4A title game history. Cole also won the East Noble Top Male Athlete for the Class of 2021. He also participates in a summer sand volleyball league. Cole earned a 3.47 grade point average. He will attend Ball State University and will study construction management.
Virtual Ceremony Night 4: Yellow Group
(Angola, Prairie Heights, East Noble, Ball Sports Academy, Fort Wayne Sport Club)

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