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.



April 2023 Student-Athlete of the Month


Name: Tate Petersen

School: Monticello

Grade: 12

Nominated By: Tim Lambert, athletic director & basketball head coach

Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball


Other Activities:       

  • Choir
  • Student Council
  • National Honor Society
  • River Valley Conference Leadership Council
  • DARE Role Model



  • 4.0 GPA
  • Ranked #1 in Monticello Class of 2023
  • Academic All-State member for Football & Basketball



  • Football:
    • Multi-Year All-District & All-Conference Honors
    • All-State 2023
    • 3 year starter, led 2A in receptions & yards on playoff team
  • Basketball
    • 4 year starter, leading Monticello to 4 straight trips to state
    • 1st Team All-State 2022 & 2023
    • Monticello All-Time Leading Scorer
  • Baseball
    • Multi-Year All-Conference Honors
    • 4 year starter



  • Heavily active in community
    • Youth activities
    • Church & community events
  • Will earn Silver Service Cord for graduation (over 300 hours volunteering in community).
  • Excellent Role Model for youth in community


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

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