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THE WINNER: Ally Disterhoft
School: Iowa City West
Athletic achievement: She averaged 26.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.2 assists while shooting at 68.5 percent from the floor inside the arc this past season, leading the Women of Troy to the Class 5A quarterfinals. A three-time First Team All-State selection, Disterhoft led all Class 5A scorers with 631 total points, including a 31-point effort in the Class 5A quarterfinals.
Academic excellence: Disterhoft has maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of the National Honor Society, she has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics and as a youth basketball coach.
“I have been a head coach for 20 years and Ally Disterhoft is the most complete player we have ever competed against,” said Steve Doser, head coach at Prairie (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). “She is a tremendous player who can play all positions. She can take over a game if needed and she did that numerous times this year.”
THE FUTURE: Disterhoft will attend Iowa.