Three local girls basketball players were named to the Class D All-State list today with several other receiving honorable mentions.
Forest Park's Lexi Gussert headlined the class and was named Class D Player of the Year. Gussert will attend Michigan State next year on a basketball scholarship.
The full Class D All-State team is listed below (local players in bold):
Lexi Gussert, Crystal Falls Forest Park, 6-0, Sr., Player of the Year
Kari Borowiak, Gaylord St. Mary, 5-6, Sr.
Vanessa Freberg, Eben Junction Superior Central, 5-9, Sr.
Sara Hansen, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, 5-7, Sr.
Korynn Hincka, Posen, 6-1, Sr.
Kristen Massey, Novi Franklin Road Christian, 5-5, Sr.
Mikayla Terry, Lansing Christian, 6-0, Sr.
Katie Theut, Marine City Cardinal Mooney Catholic, 5-8, Sr.
Tiffany Wangerin, Stephenson, 5-8, Sr.
Taylor Richards, Fruitport Calvary Christian, 6-1, Jr.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Butch Beckham, Twining Arenac Eastern
SPECIAL MENTION (nominees receiving two or more votes from the 10-member panel): Emileigh Ferguson, Bear Lake; Annie Fila, Harbor Springs Harbor Light Christian; Abby Andrews, Ann Arbor Rudolf Steiner; Lucia Westrick, Clarkston Everest; Chantal Murdick, Twining Arenac Eastern; Tiny Hunter, Wyoming Potter's House Christian
------ HONORABLE MENTION (nominees receiving one or no votes from the 10-member panel): Teslyn Tyner, Eben Junction Superior Central; Hannah Harrington, Bear Lake; Leighton Koepke, Bellaire; Mackenna Kelly, Frankfort; Libby Munoz, Leland; Charity Godbold, Southfield Christian; Madison Southers, Marine City Cardinal Mooney Catholic; Elissa Chambers, Kingston; Jenna Boyl, Kingston; Averi Gamble, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart; Brooke Schutte, Twining Arenac Eastern; Courtney Wolf, Morrice; Makayla Craun, Colon; Ally Fuller, Athens; Janelle Kuiper, Bellevue