Swanville High School has selected its Athletes of the Month for December 2012. Tren Dinius, son of Janal and Allen Kruzel is the Boys’ Basketball Athlete of the Month. Marissa Evans, daughter of Mary and Kevin Evans, is the Girls’ Basketball Athlete of the Month. Both are seniors and considered by their coaches as valuable members of their teams.
Dinius started the season averaging 12 points and 3.4 steals per game, about where he left off last year, said boys basketball coach Steve Miller.
“Tren is a very hard worker and for the first time in four years playing varsity basketball he missed a half day of practice so he could see his sister who was going to Iraq to serve our country,” said Miller. “In the Christmas tourney, Tren had 10 steals against Menagha and in the championship game against Henning Tren scored 19 points. It’s nice to have a guy that can score and play defense the way Tren does.”
Evans is a three-year starter on the basketball team.
“Marissa has been one of our leading scorers and rebounders each year she has started,” said girls basketball coach Aaron Gapinski. “On Dec. 20, she scored her 1,000th point a the free throw line with 5:02 remaining in the game against Royalton. This is a great accomplishment for her and her teammates.”