An All-State catcher and All-CIML football player, Justin also excelled in track and basketball. As a three year letter winner in track competing in the shot put, he helped the Indians capture three conference championships. But baseball was his signature sport where he helped the Indians to a 35-2 record in 1996. One of the most feared and respected catchers in the history of Indianola baseball, Justin had 55 hits, 16 home runs, 14 doubles, scored 45 runs and hit for a .462 average during his senior campaign. Honors were numerous following his senior season as he was named CIML AllConference, All-District, All-State and was named to play in the Iowa Baseball Coaches All-Star game. Following graduation from high school, he attended Iowa Lakes Community College and was a 3rd Team All-American for the Lakers in 1997 with 13 home runs, 49 RBI’s, and a .409 batting average and was named to the All-Region team in 1998. In 1999 he returned to Indianola and played two years for Simpson College and captained the Storm during the 2000 season. Justin will graduate from Simpson College this spring with a degree in physical education and plans on a teaching and coaching career.

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