These 6 Peoria-area high school basketball teams were among the state's best academically

Wes Huett
Journal Star
Havana's Kaity Robison (22) goes up for shot in the championship game of the 2020 Class 1A Mason City Regional girls basketball tournament.

Six Peoria-area high school basketball programs were among the state's best academically, earning an Academic All-State Team Award from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.

Programs had to have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (or 4.0 on a 5.0 scale) to qualify. In all, 21 area programs hit the minimum requirement. Of those, six finished among the 42 programs statewide in the top three across the IBCA's seven legislative districts.

The Farmington and Havana girls had the highest GPA in in their district, while the Tremont girls were third in theirs.

On the boys side, Fieldcrest and Bushnell-Prairie City had the second-highest GPA in their districts. The Henry boys were third in theirs.

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The other area programs to hit the GPA requirement: Girls programs from Brimfield, Dunlap, Fieldcrest, Hall, Illini West, Kewanee, Limestone, Monmouth-Roseville, Olympia,  Peoria High, Princeton and St. Bede; and boys programs from Kewanee, St. Bede and Monmouth-Roseville.

The teams with the highest GPA in each district will be presented with a plaque at the IBCA coach’s clinic in September. Second- and third-place teams will receive a certificate in the mail.

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IBCA boys basketball academic teams

Division 1: 1. Lane Tech, 2. Chicago St. Ignatius, 3. Chicago Brother Rice

Division 2: 1. Deerfield, 2. Libertyville, 3. Arlington Heights Hersey

Division 3: 1. LaGrange Lyons, 2. Naperville North, 3. Palos Hills Stagg

Division 4: 1. East Dubuque, 2. Fieldcrest, 3. Henry | Area teams also on the list: Kewanee and St. Bede

Division 5: 1. Marshall, 2. Newton, 3. Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond

Division 6: 1. Taylorville, 2. Bushnell-Prairie City, 3. Pittsfield | Area team also on the list: Monmouth-Roseville 

Division 7: 1. Benton, 2. Columbia, 3. Sesser-Valier

IBCA girls basketball academic teams

Division 1: 1. Chicago Resurrection, 2 Chicago St. Ignatius, 3. Chicago Taft

Division 2: 1. Mundelein, 2. Aurora Christian, 3. Libertyville 

Division 3: 1, Peotone, 2. Wheaton Warrenville South, 3. Yorkville

Division 4: 1. Farmington, 2. Winnebago, 3. Erie/Prophetstown | Area teams also on the list: Brimfield, Dunlap, Kewanee, Limestone, Fieldcrest, Peoria High, Princeton, St. Bede and Hall

Division 5: 1. Mattoon, 2, Monticello, 3. Newton. | Area team on the list: Olympia

Division 6: 1. Havana, 2 Taylorville, 3. Tremont | Area teams on the list: Illini West, Monmouth-Roseville

Wes Huett is Journal Star sports editor. Email him at Follow him on Twitter @WesHuett.