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DAC announces nominees for 2021 Michigan HS Athlete of the Year awards

By: MATTHEW B. MOWERY, April 15, 2021, 6:18 pm

The Detroit Athletic Club announced its nominees for the 2021 Michigan High School Athlete of the Year on Thursday, with six remaining contenders for each gender, out of more than 100 applications. The two winners will be announced at the annual gala ceremony, scheduled for Monday, June 14. The event will be live-streamed on STATE CHAMPS! Network.  

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(In alphabetical order)

Julia Bishop, Farmington Hills Mercy

Sports: Volleyball/basketball

Honors: Miss Volleyball 2020

GPA: 3.90

College: Michigan State

Audrey DaDamio, Birmingham Seaholm

Sports: Cross country/track and field

Honors: Ms. Cross Country 2020

GPA: 4.60

SAT/ACT: 1530

College: Stanford

Kali Heivilin, Three Rivers

Sports: Softball/basketball/volleyball

Honors: Two-time first-team all-state

GPA: 4.10

College: Alabama

Shannon Kennedy, Birmingham Marian

Sports: Golf/basketball/hockey

College: Honors: Miss Golf 2020

GPA: 3.67

College: Michigan State

Sarah Marvin, Byron

Sports: Track and field/basketball

Honors: Two-time first-team all-state

GPA: 4.02

SAT/ACT: 1390

College: Michigan

Justine Murdock, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood

Sports: Swimming

Honors: Olympic trials qualifier, MISCA Dream Teamer

GPA: 4.20


College: Northwestern



(In alphabetical order)

Miles Brown, Novi

Sports: Track/cross country/soccer

Honors: Two-time AAU Junior Olympic Games winner, 800m state champion

SAT/ACT: 1320

College: Michigan

William Cooksey, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 

Sports: Tennis

Honors: Mr. Tennis 2020

GPA: 3.96


College: Michigan

Alex Mooney, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s

Sports: Baseball/football/basketball

Honors: MHSBCA Dream Teamer

GPA: 4.22


College: Duke

Brady Rose, Muskegon Mona Shores

Sports: Football/baseball

Honors: MLive Player of the Year 2020, STATE CHAMPS! Mr. Football runner-up

College: Ferris State

Nathan Walker, Fremont

Sports: Cross country/track and field

Honors: MITCA Dream Team

GPA: 4.0

SAT/ACT: 1310

College: Purdue

Foster Wonders, Iron Mountain

Sports: Basketball

Honors: Mr. Basketball finalist

GPA: 3.79

College: Southern Illinois