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Fredonia’s Schrader named All-WNY Scholar Athlete

Nine others receive Honorable Mention

Fredonia point guard Alec Schrader, pictured above, was selected as an All-WNY Scholar Athlete for the winter sports season, revealed Monday on Twitter. OBSERVER Photo by Ron Szot.

Every season, it seems like Fredonia always runs away with the Scholar Athlete honors when NY State releases the teams that meet the criteria for high school sports’ highest academic honor. On Monday, it was Fredonia once again who brought home plenty of credit for its students’ hard work in the classroom, when the All-WNY Scholar Athletes were first revealed. One local student-athlete stood out among the best of the best, not just in our area, but across all of Western New York.

Fredonia’s Alec Schrader was selected as an All-WNY Senior Scholar Athlete award winner for the winter sports season. Schrader was the point guard of the Fredonia Hillbillies boys basketball team.

Schrader’s accomplishment was revealed by FHS Athletics on Twitter. In the post, Fredonia said, “Congratulations to Fredonia basketball player Alec Schrader who was selected as an All-WNY senior scholar athlete award winner for the Winter Sports season! We appreciate all of your hard work both on the court and in the classroom.”

Fredonia also revealed nine other student athletes who received Honorable Mention as All-WNY Scholar Athletes. Fredonia wrestlers Alex Christy and Antonio Pagan were honored, as was bowler Jacob Patterson. Four members of the indoor track and field team received Honorable Mention: Emily Brown, Rian Budzinski, Hessen Bahgat and Oliver Madariaga. Two members of the girls basketball team were also selected as Honorable Mentions: Kazlin Beers and Kelly Gullo. All selections were also revealed by FHS Athletics on Twitter.

The annual NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Teams will be announced at a later date.

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