U.P. Sports Hall of Fame salutes high school student-athletes

MARQUETTE – A trio of Superiorland prep student-athletes has been awarded academic scholarships for college from the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame.

Jeremy Bell of Negaunee, Megan Chapman of Westwood and Corban Ryan of Manistique were among four student-athletes given $500 per year for four years.

The awards were announced Saturday night at the annual UPSHF induction banquet held at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris.

Bell has a 4.203 grade-point-average at Negaunee High School. He posted a 26 composite score on his ACT. He lettered in hockey, football and track for the Miners. Bell plans to attend Michigan Tech University and major in mechanical engineering.

Chapman holds a 3.992 GPA and is ranked No. 3 in the Westwood High School Class of 2014. She posted a 30 score on her ACT. She has earned letters in tennis, basketball and track. Chapman will attend Grand Valley State, majoring in accounting.

Ryan has a 4.1 GPA student, is valedictorian and class president at Manistique High School. His ACT composite score was 35. Earning letters in football, basketball and track, he has served on the 16-member Michigan High School Athletic Association Student Advisory Council. Ryan will attend Harvard University, majoring in music and economics.

Also awarded a scholarship was Callie Jensen of Gladstone.

Lexi Gussert of Forest Park earned a UPSHF academic honor, as well. Headed to Michigan State University on a basketball scholarship and set to major in Kinesiology, Gussert is unable to accept monetary assistance from the UPSHF due to NCAA regulations.