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Trevor Waite earns IHSAA Mental Attitude Award Winner

Penn High School’s Trevor Waite earned the IHSAA’s Mental Attitude Award at the State Baseball Championship Game on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Waite completed his academic career at Penn with a 3.9 grade-point average (on a scale of 4.0) while taking a challenging Advanced Placement curriculum. The Kingsmen leftfielder was Penn’s lead-off hitter in Baseball. He led the Kingsmen with a .474 batting average,  an .810 slugging percentage, six homers and 40 RBI’s. He also hit seven doubles and seven triples.

As a Sophomore, Waite helped lead the Kingsmen to a State Champion. Penn finished State Runner-up in 2017.

Waite will continue his academic and athletic careers at the University of Dayton.

The IHSAA Executive Committee presents the Mental Attitude Awards to the outstanding senior participant in each classification of boys and girls state championships.

The recipients of these awards, who were nominated by their principals and coaches, must excel in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability in basketball. Presenting sponsors, which include the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the Indiana Fever, donate a scholarship to each school in the name of the recipient.

Penn student-athletes have been named IHSAA Mental Attitude Award Winners 25 times:
1983-84, Football (4-A), Mark Plencner

1989-90, Football (5-A), Eric Kline

1992-93, Girls Cross Country, Jill Nace

1995-96, Football (5-A), Matt Geesman

1996-97, Football (5-A), Scott Becker

1997-98, Baseball (4-A), Blake Gaugler

1997-98, Football (5-A), Brad Monhaut

1999-00, Boys Soccer, Matthew Abbott

2000-01, Football (5-A), Justin Smith

2002-03, Girls Tennis, Lauren Woodward

2003-04, Girls Golf, Casey North

2003-04, Football (5-A), Wade Iams

2004-05, Girls Cross Country, Laura Carr

2005-06, Boys Tennis, Chris Jordan

2010-11, Girls Basketball (4-A), Ashley Lutz

2011-12, Girls Golf, Deanna Song

2011-12, Volleyball (4-A), Kaitlyn Hickey

2011-12, Football (5-A), Patrick Adkins

2014-15, Wrestling, Chase Osborn

2014-15, Baseball (4-A), Tim Lira

2015-16, Soccer (2-A), Kamra Solomon

2015-16, Football (6-A), Camden Bohn

2015-16, Softball (4-A), Alyssa Griman

2016-17, Soccer (2-A), Alexis Marks

2016-17, Baseball (4-A), Trevor Waite