The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) introduced a new initiative during the
2019-2020 basketball season to recognize the top academic boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams
across the state. In its inaugural year, the response was both incredible and remarkable to note the high
academic prowess of all basketball teams in Illinois. We had a total of 184 qualified teams submit forms
based on unweighted, cumulative GPA’s representing their schools, 69 boys’ teams and 115 girls’ teams.
The response and results reflect the high quality of individuals, not just athletes, that represent their
school and the great game of basketball in Illinois.
Congratulations to the Regina Dominican Panthers for being named and IBCA All State Academic team!