Culver Academies student-athlete Victoria Styers ’17 (Plymouth, Ind.) has been nominated for the C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Award. Styers plays soccer and basketball while maintaining a 3.7 GPA or higher, holding various leadership positions, and participating in several extra-curricular activities during her four years at Culver.
The C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship is named after the former commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. It has been established to reward the achievements of the state’s complete student-athletes. The IHSAA has partnered with Methodist Sports Medicine, the Indianapolis Colts, Sport Graphics, Inc., WTHR-13, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever in sponsoring the awards. A minimum of 13 seniors will be chosen from applicants throughout the state to receive a $2,500 scholarship for their athletic, academic, and extra-curricular accomplishments.
These recipients are Indiana’s brightest stars and they embody everything that is right about high school sports. These well-rounded, positive role models have demonstrated excellence in academics, school and community involvement, character, sportsmanship and citizenship. Styers was selected by a special athletic and academic committee. The other nominees were Jakob Young ’17 (Plymouth, Ind.) and Jordan Blackburne ’17 (Plymouth, Ind.).
Styers’ Culver Girls Academy leadership duties have included Atrium Dorm chair, wellness and life skills chair, and CGA Council member. She has also served as the Green Life Club president, Leadership Committee for Africa fundraising chair, Relay For Life luminaria chair, and was the CGA representative to the HOBY Youth Leadership Conference. She also is a Duchossois Family Scholar and sang at Carnegie Hall in February as a member of the Honors Choir.
Undecided on college, Styers is considering Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, and Purdue. She has also received a service academy nomination.
Along with her Academic All-State honors in soccer, Styers has also been named to the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association all-district second team, and the Northern Indiana Soccer Conference. She also received the Eagle Award, which is voted on by the team and goes to the player that best represents excellence in academics, leadership, and athletics.
Her basketball honors include the mental attitude award, being named third team all-state in her sophomore and junior years, and named a team captain her junior and senior year. She was also named the CGA Winter Classic MVP.
The 13 recipients will be honored April 20 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis as part of the Thomas A. Brady, M.D., Sports Achievement Awards Dinner which has been established by the Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation.