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Schiltz Honored as 2019 WIAA Statewide Scholar Athlete

posted Apr 18, 2019, 8:55 AM by Cory Romdenne   [ updated May 7, 2019, 10:06 AM ]
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(Editors’ and news directors’ note:  Students from your area have been selected as statewide finalists for the very prestigious 2019 WIAA Scholar Athlete award. A complete list of the finalists, the communities in which they live and the high schools they attend is included at the end of this release.  An abbreviated bio for each finalist is attached. For more information about each finalist, contact his or her school’s athletic director or visit www.wiaawi.org)

Senior Cassie Schiltz named as finalist for WIAA Scholar Athlete Award
Becomes seventh L-C student selected; Awards ceremony held May 5 in Wausau

LUXEMBURG, Wis. – Cassie Schiltz, a senior at Luxemburg-Casco High School, has been selected as one of 32 finalists – 16 senior girls and 16 senior boys – to receive the 2019 WIAA Statewide Scholar Athlete Award of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Chosen from among 823 seniors nominated, the 32 finalists were recognized at an awards ceremony held May 5 in Wausau. Each received a medallion and certificate, along with a plaque for display at their respective schools.

Schiltz is the seventh finalist for the WIAA Statewide Scholar Athlete Award from Luxemburg-Casco High School. She follows: Mary Kay Destiche (1994), Dennis Delebreau (1994), Brad Shefchik (1995), Stephanie Warnke (1996), Ann Gotstein (1998) and Eric Metzler (2005).

A 5-11 guard for the L-C girls basketball team, she finished her career as the school’s all-time scoring leader with 1,980 points and was a four-time team Most Valuable Player. Schiltz has committed to play basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay starting next season.

Schiltz posing with WIAA award
Schiltz was a four-time, first-team All-North Eastern Conference selection, and she was chosen as the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year her junior and senior years. Schiltz also was a unanimous pick to the Division 2 first team of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), along with fourth-team all-state, as a senior.

The daughter of Dan and Mary Schiltz of Luxemburg, she earned four letters in basketball, four in volleyball and one in softball at Luxemburg-Casco.

The 32 finalists for Statewide Scholar Athlete were determined by selecting four boys and four girls – based on athletic and academic achievement – from each of four WIAA divisions (Schiltz in Division 2). More than 1,000 Scholar Athlete finalists have been recognized since the program began in 1984.

An archived version of the awards ceremony is available at www.wiaawi.org.

Schiltz also has been nominated for the girls basketball Player of the Year at the Wisconsin High School Sports Awards, which recognizes and honors the top athletic accomplishments in state high school sports. The event will be held May 8 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton.