Labette Bank Athlete of the Month: Zack Stewart

Zack Stewart was named Labette Bank Athlete of the Month for December. (courtesy photo)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Jan 6, 2015

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The Labette Bank Athlete of the Month chosen by Sports in Kansas for the month of December is Zack Stewart of the Labette County High School Basketball Team.

Stewart, a 6-foot-6 senior, helped the Grizzlies to a 4-1 record of the month of December with wins over Rose Hill, Frontenac, Santa Fe Trail and rival Parsons. 

Stewart produced big numbers in his five games in the month of December by averaging 24.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. His biggest night came on December 12th against Santa Fe Trail in which he scored 35 points and pulled down 13 boards. 

He is a returning 4A-I all-state selection after averaging 17.3 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game as a junior last season.

Labette County hosts Chanute this Tuesday in the first game since the holiday break. 

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Sports in Kansas: Kansas-Sports.Com (@sportsinkansas) and Labette Bank are in partnership to release an athlete of the month from the Southeast Kansas area once a month over the 2014-2015 school year. The athlete will be released and selected by @sportsinkansas with a feature on Kansas-Sports.Com. Nominations of athletes will be accepted during the last seven days of each month. 

Labette Bank features 11 branch locations across Southeast Kansas and is a proud supporter of athletics in the state of Kansas. Check them out online here

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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month Nomination Criteria

-Athlete (girl or boy) must play in the CNC, Pioneer, SEK, or TRL Leagues in Kansas.

-Selection will be based on the play of that athlete over the period of that month. All stats and info must be provided. 

-All nominations are accepted with selection process being handled and finalized only by @sportsinkansas. Coaches are encouraged to nominate their own athletes or athletes from opposing schools. 

-Nominations MUST be emailed. Please email chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com during the last seven days of the month to nominate your athlete!

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