Carmel’s Connor Gioia receives Trester Mental Attitude Award
Following the championship game, the IHSAA Executive Committee named Carmel’s Connor Gioia as the recipient of the Arthur L. Trester Mental Attitude Award in Class 4A Boys Basketball.
The award is annually presented to a senior, who is nominated by his principal and coach, and has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability during his four years of high school.
He is the son of Anthony Gioia and Christine Bednar of Carmel. Connor has excelled in the classroom and is also a member of Carmel’s baseball team. Gioia is a National Merit Finalist and has earned a 4.4 grade point average. He plans on studying business after high school but is undecided on where he will attend college.
The Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever, presenting sponsors of the IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Carmel High School’s general scholarship fund in the name of Connor Gioia.