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Academic All-State Bobcat

November 21, 2013
Marshalltown girls’ swimming senior Leah Barkema displays her certificate after making the Iowa High School Swim Coaches Association’s academic all-state team. The award recipients are determined by combining a student-athletes’ academic ranking in their school with their highest placing swimming performance in an individual event at the state meet. Barkema, one of 13 to attain the honor, finished first academically at Marshalltown with a 4.0 grade point average, while placing 13th in the 50-yard freestyle at state. MHS girls swim coach Angie Nelson, right, and assistant coach Mike Loupee, left, made the presentation.


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