Indiana High School Athletic Association

9150 North Meridian Street, Box 40650, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240-0650

Phone: 317-846-6601††† Fax: 317-575-4244††† Website: www.ihsaa.org

Blake Ress, Commissioner

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June 5, 2009

 

BLOOMINGTON SOUTHíS BEN STANCOMBE AWARDED

THE ROBERT S. HINSHAW MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD

 

Members of the IHSAA Executive Committee announced Ben Stancombe of Bloomington South High School as the winner of this yearís Robert S. Hinshaw Mental Attitude Award in Boys Track and Field.

 

Stancombe finished second in shot put and sixth in discus in this yearís state finals.Stancombe was also a four year letter winner in football for the Panthers.He placed fifth in the Hammer Throw Championships for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics in 2007 and he holds the schoolís shot put record with a distance of 60-4.

 

Academically, he is ranked 52nd in his class of 365 and scored an impressive 1740 on the SAT.Ben is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Life, and is a Bloomington South Cadet teacher.He has received the Principalís Scholar Award, Presidentís Award for Educational Excellence, Donald Childs Medal Award, National Scholars Award, and the Conference Indiana Academic Award.

 

Stancomb will attend the University of Iowa on a track and field athletic scholarship.Ben is the son of Brian and Beth Stancombe of Bloomington.

 

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the proud corporate partner of all IHSAA tournaments, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Bloomington South in Stancombeís name.