The 2023 All-Shawnee County boys golf team:

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Shawnee County Sports Awards honors Washburn senior Grant Bruner, most outstanding male athlete

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Shawnee County Sports Awards honors Washburn junior Jaycee Ginter, most outstanding female athlete

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2023 Shawnee County Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Barnes

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2023 Shawnee County Hall of Fame inductee, Crystal Kemp

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2023 Shawnee County Hall of Fame inductee, Kevin Bordewick

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2023 Shawnee County Hall of Fame inductee, Rick Peterson

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Hayden's Liam Stegman/Jake Muller/Jensen Schrickel /Finn Dunshee Class 4A state titles in the 4x100 & 4x400 relays

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Hi Park senior Tre Richardson won the Class 5A long jump, finished second in the triple jump at state meet.

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Rossville Class 3A state champions

[Photo by Jesse Bruner/Special to TSN]

Trey Brown has been named head boys basketball coach at Hayden.

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TSN to honor Bruner, Ginter as Washburn outstanding athletes for 2022-2023

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON will honor All-America football player Grant Bruner and All-America softball player Jaycee Ginter as Washburn University's outstanding male and female athletes for 2022-2023 at the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Awards and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on June 28 at Washburn's Memorial Union.

GrantBrunerMIAAcroppedGrant Bruner earned a pair of first-team NCAA D-II All-America awards as a senior for Washburn after leading the nation in tackles. [File photo/TSN]

JayceeGinterESUWashburn junior Jaycee Ginter, a Shawnee Heights product, was a first-team All-American last season and has won 23 games this season. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Bruner, a native of Gretna, Neb., capped his Ichabod career with a monster season for 7-4 WU last fall, leading the nation in tackles and earning Associated Press Division II and Conference Commissioners Association first-team All-America honors.

Shawnee Heights product Ginter, a junior, was a first-team Division II All-American and the MIAA Player of the Year in 2022 and ended the 2023 regular season on Saturday with a 23-8 pitching record and 1.69 earned run average for the 36-14 Ichabods. will honor outstanding Washburn athletes for the third time in conjunction with the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Awards and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

In 2022 Faith Rottinghaus and James Letcher Jr. were named Washburn outstanding female and male athletes of the year. 

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Rick Peterson


TopSports.News, in partnership with the University of Kansas Health System St Francis Campus, A-1 Lock and Key and Washburn University, will host the 18th annual Topeka Shawnee County Sports Awards/Hall of Fame induction ceremony on June 28, 2023 at Washburn's Memorial Union.

For the third straight year will serve as host for the Sports Awards/Hall of Fame banquet, a longstanding tradition for the Topeka and Shawnee County sports community.

The ceremony will highlight Shawnee County high school senior student-athletes’ achievements throughout the 2022-2023 school year along with the induction of the 2023 Topeka Shawnee County Hall of Fame Class.

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Schools have been asked to submit nominees with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average for both female and male candidates for the fall, winter and spring seasons as well as nominees for most inspirational athlete. Over-all outstanding male and female athletes for 2022-2023 will also be named.

Also recognized will be an outstanding female and male athlete from Washburn University.

The four-member 2023 Hall of Fame class and the '23 Washburn University Athletes of the Year will be announced on on May 1.

The high school nominees for the 10 Shawnee County high schools will be announced in June after the conclusion of the spring sports season.

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