Two Hanover High School Girls’ Basketball Team Members Receive Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards for Sportsmanship

Hanover High School seniors Tianna Grey and Abigail Duvall were named winners of Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards this week. Grey will receive a scholarship in the amount of $40,000. Duvall will receive a scholarship worth $10,000. 

The Hanover girls’ and Red Lion boys’ basketball programs were recognized as the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Team Award winners at the conclusion of this year’s basketball season. As a result, the seniors from each program became eligible to apply for scholarships. 

Members of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Fund board reviewed scholarship applications and interviewed applicants before awarding scholarships in varying amounts. 

The awards are presented in memory of Gretchen Wolf Swartz, who was a York County basketball official from 1981 to 1995. Following her untimely death from leukemia in 1997, her fellow York County officials created the memorial team awards and scholarship fund to promote and honor the sportsmanship she displayed throughout her playing and officiating careers. 

At the conclusion of each season, York area basketball officials vote to honor a YAIAA boys’ and girls’ program for sportsmanship after observing the season-long conduct of players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches, superintendents, ADs and cheerleaders from junior high to varsity. Each winning school receives a traveling trophy in recognition of its accomplishments.

Tianna plans to attend University of Delaware, while Abigail will be going to the College of Charleston.


With this announcement, the board has now awarded over $750,000 in scholarships since presenting its first two scholarships – each for $1,000 – back in 2001.

Three Red Lion High School Boys’ Basketball Program Members Receive Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards for Sportsmanship

Three senior members of the Red Lion High School boys’ basketball team received 2021 Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Awards Tuesday evening.

The winners were Amando “AJ” Virata, Jr., who received a scholarship in the amount of $22,000, and Mitch Burchett and Davante’ Dennis, who each received a scholarship in the amount of $19,000. 

The Lions boys’ and Hanover High School girls’ basketball programs were named winners of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award at the conclusion of this year’s basketball season. As a result, the seniors from each program became eligible to apply for scholarships. 

The organization’s board members reviewed scholarship applications and interviewed applicants before awarding the scholarships. 


The awards are presented in memory of Gretchen Wolf Swartz, who was a York County basketball official from 1981 to 1995. Following her untimely death from leukemia in 1997, her fellow York County officials created the memorial team awards and scholarship fund to promote and honor the sportsmanship she displayed throughout her playing and officiating careers. 

At the conclusion of each season, York area basketball officials vote to honor a YAIAA boys’ and girls’ program for sportsmanship after observing the season-long conduct of players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches, superintendents, ADs and cheerleaders from junior high to varsity. Each winning school receives a traveling trophy in recognition of its accomplishments.

Hanover’s scholarship recipients will be announced May 26.


With Tuesday’s announcement, the board has now awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships since presenting its first two scholarships – each for $1,000 – back in 2001.

Hanover’s Girls, Red Lion’s Boys Earn Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards

The Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Team Awards are going to a pair of first-time winners.

Red Lion High School’s YAIAA Division I champion boys join Hanover High School’s girls in receiving the prestigious honors. 

In May, members of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Foundation Board will recognize some senior members from each team with scholarships. Last year, the Board awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to members of the Gettysburg High School girls and York Suburban High School boys teams.

The winning programs are determined by a poll of members of the York Chapter of PIAA Basketball Officials. Voting was extremely close, and every member school received at least one vote for either their boys or girls team.

At the conclusion of each regular season, the officials vote to recognize a boys’ and girls’ program after observing the season-long conduct of YAIAA players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches and cheerleaders from junior high to varsity. Both winning programs receive a traveling trophy in recognition of their accomplishments.

Gretchen Wolf Swartz was a York County basketball official from 1981 to 1995. Following her untimely death from leukemia in 1997, her fellow officials created the memorial team awards and a scholarship fund to promote and honor the sportsmanship she so effectively displayed. 

When South Western earned the first Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award in 2001, only one $1,000 scholarship was awarded. Since that first year, $652,000 in scholarship money has been awarded.

Gettysburg’s Girls, York Suburban’s Boys Earn Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards

You don’t have to sacrifice sportsmanship in order to win basketball games. This year’s winners of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards prove it.

Gettysburg’s girls, 21-2 overall and 13-1 in YAIAA Division II, and York Suburban’s boys, 18-5 and 9-3 in YAIAA play, were named winners of the prestigious team awards. Gettysburg is a first-time winner, while York Suburban won under Coach Tom Triggs following the 2011-2012 season.

The winning programs were determined by a poll of members of the York Chapter of PIAA Basketball Officials. In May, members of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Foundation Board will recognize some senior members from each team with scholarships that could total or even exceed $100,000.

At the conclusion of each regular season, York area basketball officials vote to recognize a boys’ and girls’ program after observing the season-long conduct of York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) players, fans, faculty, students, managers, coaches and cheerleaders from junior high to varsity. Both winning programs receive a traveling trophy in recognition of their accomplishments.

Gretchen Wolf Swartz was a York County basketball official from 1981 to 1995. Following her untimely death from leukemia in 1997, her fellow officials created the memorial team awards and a scholarship fund to promote and honor the sportsmanship she so effectively displayed.

Last year’s winners were William Penn’s girls and New Oxford’s boys.

When South Western earned the first Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award in 2001, only one $1,000 scholarship was awarded. More than $500,000 in scholarship money has since been awarded.

New Oxford boys, York High Girls Win Sportsmanship Award, Will Earn Scholarships

The York Chapter of PIAA Basketball Officials selected the New Oxford boys’ basketball team and York High girls’ basketball team as the winners of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards.

Members of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Scholarship Foundation Board will select senior members from each team and determine the amount of scholarships awarded to those players. Total scholarships for both teams could combine to exceed $100,000…

https://www.ydr.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/02/09/new-oxford-boys-york-high-girls-win-sportsmanship-awards/2824017002/

York High girls, New Oxford boys capture Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards

The torch of sportsmanship has found another new home.

For the first time in the 19-year history of the of the Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Awards, the York High girls’ basketball program has been named a winner. Meanwhile, the boys’ traveling trophy will go to New Oxford High School for the second time in the past three years.

The winning programs were determined …

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