Fred A. Keesling Mental Attitude Award

At the conclusion of the state finals each year, the IHSAA Executive Committee presents an award for mental attitude to an outstanding senior participant in the boys golf state tournament. The recipient of this award, who is nominated by his principal and coach, must excel in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability in golf. This award is named in honor of the late Fred A. Keesling, the longtime director of the IHSAA Boys Golf Tournament.   

Year Name School
1970-71 Gary Biddinger South Decatur
1971-72 Craig Alan Light Warsaw
1972-73 Stephen L. Cass Terre Haute South
1973-74 Jeffrey Jones Rushville
1974-75 Daniel T. Diebolt Yorktown
1975-76 Charles Thoele Carmel
1976-77 Jeffrey W. Howerton Evansville North
1977-78 Mike Chadwick Lafayette Jefferson
1978-79 Gary Krueger Valparaiso
1979-80 Terry B. Smith Rochester
1980-81 Todd Smith Rochester
1981-82 Scott Ramsey Shenandoah
1982-83 Stephen Sleziak Evansville Central
1983-84 Torrey Guyer Kokomo Haworth
1984-85 Nick Deets Lafayette Jefferson
1985-86 Scott Osborne Lebanon
1986-87 Chris Smith Rochester
1987-88 Chris Doble Brebeuf
1988-89 Chris Dayton Washington Catholic
1989-90 Kyle Wieneke Seymour
1990-91 Mike Kemper Madison
1991-92 Trent Bell Ben Davis
1992-93 Robert Van Pelt Richmond
1993-94 Joshua Brewer Brownstown Central
1994-95 Josh Habig Jasper
1995-96 Jeremy Wilkinson South Bend Clay
1996-97 David Moehring Richmond
1997-98 Trent Tormoehlen Seymour
1998-99 Jeff Chapman Noblesville
1999-00 Mike Schumaker Columbia City
2000-01 Heath Peters Garrett
2001-02 David Kelvin Zionsville
2002-03 Cole Isban Mishawaka Marian
2003-04 Chris Baker Brownstown Central
2004-05 Justin Hueber Leo
2005-06 Seth Fair Brownsburg
2006-07 Brad Smith Peru
2007-08 Tyler Duncan Columbus North
2008-09 Adam Sumrall Mishawaka Marian
2009-10 David Mills Evansville North
2010-11 Patrick Rodgers Avon
2011-12 Will Tenbarge Brebeuf Jesuit
2012-13  Brad Patz Avon
2013-14  Michael VanDeventer  Columbus North 
2014-15  Timmy Hildebrand Westfield 
2015-16  Keegan Bronnenberg Muncie Central
2016-17  Kevin Stone  Carmel