All-state honors for Downers Grove North’s Smith, Urbancik

Downers Grove North seniors Zach Smith and Stephanie Urbancik were recently named to the Illinois High School Association all-state academic team sponsored by Caterpillar.

Out of more than 450 nominees from across the state, Smith and Urbancik were two of the 26 student-athletes (13 boys and 13 girls) to earn all-state academic honors for maintaining a 3.50 grade point average through seven semesters and participating in at least two IHSA sports or activities. Both Smith and Urbancik are members of the track and cross country teams at North.

The IHSA all-state academic team members will receive a scholarship check for $1,000 and be honored at an awards dinner in Bloomington in April.

“This is the first time that North has had two students achieve this prestigious recognition in the same year,” Kasik said. “Zach and Stephanie are impressive not only as athletes, but also in the classroom and in how they demonstrate a high caliber of character.”