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2 Oscoda athletes named to academic all-state teams

News File Photo Oscoda’s Owen Franklin goes up for a shot against Roscommon in this News archive photo from March.

ALPENA — Two local athletes were selected to the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan academic all-state teams this week, BCAM said in a news release.

Oscoda junior Owen Franklin and senior Lauren Langley were selected to the team after earning a 3.73 grade-point average and a 4.0 GPA, respectively, this season.

To qualify, players must be nominated by their BCAM member coach, be either a junior or a senior in high school, have a GPA of at least 3.5, and be listed on one of the all-state teams: Associated Press, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, or BCAM.

Franklin finished as one of the top three-point shooters in the state, finishing second overall after making 50.38% of three-pointers this past season, making 67 of 133. Overall, the Oscoda boys team shot second-best out of all schools in the state, hitting 39.83% of three-pointers this season.

Langley was named an outstanding senior student-athlete winner, along with Alpena’s Macy Dickinson and Oscoda’s Gabe Kellstrom.

News File Photo Oscoda’s Lauren Langley drives past a Whittemore-Prescott defender in this News archive photo from March 2019.

For overall team GPAs, Alcona boys finished with a 3.04 GPA, while Oscoda girls had a 3.755 team GPA.

The TEAM FIRST Award was also announced this week. That is given to one member per varsity team who is chosen by their BCAM member coach. The team member is the person who most exemplifies the qualities of putting the team before themselves, teamwork, commitment, service, and sacrifice.

Receiving that award locally for girls basketball was Madison Cunningham, of Oscoda, and Christina Andrews, of Rogers City. Boys basketball players to receive that award include Aidan Wrobel, of Alcona, Kevin Pearson, of Onaway, and Caleb Nagel, of Oscoda.

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