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Zack Novak and Amanda Gough earn CHS Senior Athletes of the Year honors

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By TR HARLAN

The list of accomplishments are almost too numerous to print, but CHS seniors Zack Novak and Amanda Gough can add Senior Athlete of the Year to their resumes.

Novakís senior year will be most remembered for his prowess in basketball where he became the schoolís all-time leading scorer, earned First Team All-State honors and was named to the Indiana All-Star team that will play against Kentucky.

Novak was a four-time MVP in basketball, while leading the team in scoring four times and rebounding three times. He was team MVP in basketball four times and was named Duneland Athletic Conference MVP as a senior.

He was also named area Player of the Year by the Times of Northwest Indiana, the Post-Tribune and the Michigan City News-Dispatch.

On the baseball field, Novak was named Most Improved and had the teamís highest batting average as a freshman. Heís a four-time All-Conference selection on the diamond as well.

Novak earned nine varsity letters during his time at CHS and is a 10-time Scholar-Athlete. He will attend the University of Michigan on a basketball scholarship next year.

Gough was a three-sport athlete all four years at CHS, earning eight varsity letters.

She was named MVP twice in Volleyball and once in Softball, while also earning Third Team All-State and being selected to play for the North All-Star team this spring. She also earned All-Conference honors in both sports.

Gough currently holds four school records including single season doubles (softball), career assists (volleyball), single game assists (volleyball) and single season assists (volleyball).

She led the basketball team in assists last year and was named to the All-Area team in volleyball and softball by the Times of Northwest Indiana and the Post-Tribune.

Gough will attend Clarion University (Clarion, PA) on a volleyball scholarship next year.

 

Posted 5/25/2008