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Scheuermann first-team all-state

Van Buren junior Taryn Scheuermann was a first-team all-state selection after averaging 19.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 7.5 blocks per contest for the 21-3 Warriors.
Van Buren junior Taryn Scheuermann was a first-team all-state selection after averaging 19.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 7.5 blocks per contest for the 21-3 Warriors.

Van Buren junior standout student-athlete Taryn Scheuermann was recently named a 2019 IPSWA girls’ basketball first-team All-state selection.

The 6’3 center set the state record for blocks in a game with 21 on Jan. 8 against West Burlington and averaged 19.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 7.5 blocks per contest for the 21-3 Warriors that made it to the Class 2A regional finals.

“A lot of work, a lot of effort,” is what Van Buren head coach Matt Zeitler said it took for her to get this recognition. “Everyone thinks she gets all of the honors because she’s tall, but she’s a good player and anyone would be glad to have her on their team, I’ll tell you that right now. Never a word back to you, she’ll do whatever you want her to do, she’ll go play point guard if you ask her to and she never comes out and that’s pretty incredible for a kid that size.”

Zeitler had one more big compliment for the kid he’s coached for the last three years.

“Girls like her only come around every two decades, maybe five decades and for her to be a good kid on top of it. Just a really nice kid who is very intelligent, it’s been a great deal.”