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Illiana’s January Athletes of the Month

Note: The Lansing Journal previously published Illiana’s December Athletes of the Month incorrectly as the January Athletes of the month. We have renamed and re-published that post under the correct headline: Illiana’s December Athletes of the Month. We apologize for the error.

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Female Athlete of the Month: Grace Bultema

Senior Grace Bultema has been a leader both on and off the floor for the cheerleading squad. A member of cheerleading for all her years at Illiana, she has given the team a much needed senior presence as she is the only senior on the team.

She played an integral role her sophomore and senior years in capturing spots in the ICCA state competition.

“I help the coaches with communicating with the team so everything goes right,” said Bultema. “I call the cheers on the floor and also make sure that the Loud Crowd knows what we are doing.”

Male Athlete of the Month: Logan Van Essen

Freshman guard Logan VanEssen has had a great season so far for the JV team. He has made a very smooth transition from eighth grade basketball at Crown Point Christian to the JV level.

VanEssen is the top scorer on JV this year. On a few occasions he has been pulled up for varsity games.

Sophomore teammate Coy DeJong said, “He is a great player, and he is selfless. He is a good leader for being a freshman.”


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