Media Release

May 2, 2014


Indiana High School Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame

Harry Inskeep Scholarship


The Indiana High School Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the fifth annual Hall of Fame/Harry Inskeep Athlete Scholarship.The scholarship is awarded annually to one male and one female who are well-rounded, positive role models that demonstrate excellence in academics, school and community involvement, character, sportsmanship, and citizenship.††


The recipients will receive a $250 scholarship for their prep accomplishments, which will be submitted to their future educational institution.This yearís honorees include Taylor Seufert from Southridge High School and John Rupp from Columbus North High School.Taylor is ranked ninth in her class with a 3.8 GPA.She is a multi-sport athlete having participated for four years in high school in swimming and golf and three years in tennis.She is a member of her schoolís Student Council, National Honor Society, Key Club, Peers Educating Peers, and Student Against Destructive Decisions.At this time Taylor is undecided on her college preference and choice of study.John participated in swimming for four years and earned four varsity letters. He, too, is ranked ninth in his class with a 4.23 overall GPA.Johnís other activities include Key Club, National Honor Society, and C4 Student Advisory Committee.During high school he has been named to the honor roll and has earned two academic letters.As a junior he was the Donner Swim Club Team Athlete Representative to Indiana Swimming House of Delegates.Johnís post high school plans are to attend Rose-Hulman to study chemical engineering.


Each student must have met certain criteria to qualify including: 1) enrolled and participating in interscholastic swimming or diving at an IHSAA member school; 2) be a senior at the IHSAA member school and will graduate during 2013-14; 3) be nominated by the principal or the principalís designee; 4) have no violations of their schoolís athletic code of conduct; 5) must not have been ejected from any IHSAA contest due to unsportsmanlike behavior; 6) must verify that he/she has made a commitment to remain substance free throughout high school.


Mr. Inskeep was an IHSAA swimming and diving official for many years, and was inducted into the High School Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 2007.At the time of his death, the family asked that memorials be directed to the Hall of Fame.Harry served the IHSAA for 48 years as an IHSAA swimming and diving official.He worked 50 sectionals, 7 state championship meets as assistant starter, 5 state meets as referee starter, 22 state meets as stroke and turn judge, and 1 state meet as the diving referee. Harry typically identified area athletes who exhibited good sportsmanship and character values, and donated monies earned via his officiating to assist them with college expenses.He continued to send money to these individuals throughout their college careers.The scholarship bearing his name is the Hall of Fameís way to remember the many hours he devoted to students and to the sport of swimming.