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Okawville Well Represented at IBCA Banquet Saturday

Okawville was well represented by Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. Several Okawville High graduates received awards for 2020 and 2021 at the banquet at Illinois State University Saturday.

Hall of Fame

Jon Kraus was inducted to the Hall of Fame. He had served as the Okawville High basketball coach from 2000 until his retirement following the 2020-21 season.

He is currently the athletic director at Okawville High.

Jamie Schrader Buss was inducted for her years on the Lady Rockets teams. She was named the Belleville News Democrat Player of the Year for three times and Southern Illinoisan Player of the Year two years. As a senior she averaged 21 points a game.

She is a junior high principal in Belleville.

Abel Schrader was inducted for his play for the Okawville High Rockets and Southern Illinois University Salukis

He was named to the 1997 IBCA  All-State First Team and All-State Second team  for high school senior year averaging 29 points a game.

Schrader is a Belleville High School teacher and coach.

Greg Rennegarbe, a former high school and now a college level referee, was inducted as an official.

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