|Keith Brumbaugh Named 2005 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball
|Posted, 4/07/2005 11:12:52 AM|
GAINESVILLE, FL: April 7) --- Deland High School's Keith Brumbaugh has
been named the 2005 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball and will be
honored Friday during a ceremony at his high school in Deland.
Brumbaugh, a senior forward, averaged 30.3 points, 12.0 rebounds, 4.9
assists, 3.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. In his career he set school
scoring records for most points in a season and most points in a career
with 2,299. Brumbaugh also has been named Volusia County's
Player-of-the-Year four times.
The winner of the 22nd annual Mr. Basketball Award, sponsored by
Florida Dairy Farmers, Inc. and the Florida Athletic Coaches
Association, was determined in voting by a statewide panel of high
school basketball coaches and prep media representatives.
"We raise our milk glasses to Keith for a job well done this
season," said Bob Butler, an Okeechobee dairy farmer and president of
Dairy Farmers, Inc. "Keith is a great example of what we're looking for
in a winner of this award. We're confident that Keith will represent
this honor and the Florida Dairy Farmers in a positive manner and we
wish him continued success in the future."
Brumbaugh, who was earlier chosen as the Class 6A Player-of the-Year,
finished ahead of Class 4A Player-of-the-Year Derwin Kitchen of
Jacksonville Raines, as well as winners in the four other state
classifications. Brumbaugh received nine of the 28 first-place votes and
totalled 157 points with Kitchen receiving five first-place votes and
Walter Hodge of Florida Air Academy, the Class 3A Player-of-the-Year,
finished third with 146 points followed by Alonzo Gee (Class 5A) with
143 points, Denis Clemente of Calusa Prep (Class 1A) with 78 points, and
Josuč Soto of Arlington Country Day (Class 2A) with 73 points.
The Florida Dairy Farmers Sports Awards program exemplifies Dairy
Farmers Inc.'s commitment to the state's youth. While honoring the
state's top athletes and coaches in all 24 FHSAA-sanctioned sports, the
program also emphasizes to young people the importance of keeping dairy
products a primary part of their diet in their overall nutrition plan.