The IHSAA Student-Athlete of the Month Award recognizes one student-athlete who displays exceptional accomplishment in the areas of academics, athletics, and community service.

IHSAA student-athletes in grades 9-12 who attend member schools are eligible to receive the award. 

Nominations may be submitted by principals, athletic directors, teachers, coaches, guidance counselors or other school administrators. Nominations must be received by the last day of each month in order to qualify for the next month’s award.



August 2023 Student-Athlete of the Month


Name: Grady Jeppesen

School: Riverside, Oakland

Grade: 12

Nominated By: Nicholas Kroon, principal, basketball coach

Sports: Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Baseball


Other Activities:       

  • Student Council
  • National Honor Society



  • 3.949 GPA
  • Numerous dual-credit college courses
  • Member of the Gold Honor Status every semester of high school



  • Football
    • Second Team All-District quarterback
  •  Basketball
    • First Team All-Conference
    • Western Iowa Conference player of the year
    • Third player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points
  • Track & Field
    • Multi-time state meet qualifier 
  • Baseball
    • First Team All-Conference & All-District



  • Multiple can food drives 
  • Worked numerous youth camps within the community
  • Officiating youth sports
  • Volunteer opportunities through his work in student council and NHS


Congratulations, Grady! Thank you for being a great representation of your school and Iowa high school activities.

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