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.



September 2023 Student-Athlete of the Month


Name: Parker Heisterkamp

School: St. Albert, Council Bluffs

Grade: 11

Nominated By: Dave Plendl, athletic director

Sports: Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Baseball


Other Activities:       

  • Parish Activities



  • 4.14 GPA
  • Numerous dual-credit college courses



  • Five-sport athlete
  • Two-way starter in football
  • Recently: Won cross country invitational one night before scoring touchdown in Week 2 football win


  • Youth leader in community


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