NAME: Ben Bessler
SCHOOL: St. Henry
SPORT(S): Track-Basketball-Cross Country
GRADUATING YEAR: 2010
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Appointment to Air Force Academy
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’1”-165 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Hebron, KY
PARENTS: Vince & Kathy
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Older brother Jacob
FUTURE GOAL: “Start my own business”
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: A super all-around student-athlete, St. Henry senior Ben Bessler is the reigning regional and Kentucky Class A high jump champion, an event he conquered both his sophomore and junior years. Also an all-star cross country runner, Ben was part of 3 straight Kentucky state Class A cross country championships. In basketball, Ben (averaging 12 ppg. this season) was named 1st team NKY Div. II and district tournament MVP. He also helped his team to the district championship as a junior when he averaged 8 ppg.-14 rpg. Meanwhile, he additionally plays club volleyball for St. Henry, a sport he has bloodlines for as his mom played the sport collegiately at Miami University. Ben is an academic all-state student (honor roll all 4 years) and is active in community service. His favorite athlete is Steve Nash, favorite entertainer is Adam Sandler, and his most-like-to meet is Dave Matthews. He will attend the Air Force Academy.
COACH’S QUOTE – “Ben is an exceptional student-athlete. He has a unique combination of good work ethic and talent that allows him to stand out as one of the best athletes that I have ever coached. He also performs well in the classroom” – Brittany Wolf, Track Coach
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