Beatrice Culliton of St. Thomas Aquinas wins the 2022 Female DiRenna Award
Beatrice led her team to a 23-2 record and their sixth consecutive Kansas 5A state championship. During her four years with the Saints she never lost in a game in the postseason. She is a two-time DiRenna finalist and averaged 15.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game this season. Culliton received numerous postseason honors including being named the EKL Player and KS 5A Player of the Year. 5A tournament MVP, KS All-Class 1st team and 810 Varsity All-Metro 1st team. She will continue her career at the University of Oklahoma.
Aidan Shaw of Blue Valley HS named the winner of the 2022 Male DiRenna Award
Aidan averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3.5 blocks this season. He was named a member of the KS All-State Top 5 team, and has received several other recognitions including All-Conference, All-State All Classes by Sports in KS, 1st Team All-KCHS Hoops and 1st Team 810 Varsity All-Metro. Most recently, he won the national High School Dunk contest that was held in New Orleans as part of the 2022 Final Four. A Top 75 ranked recruit (2022 class), Shaw has committed to the University of Missouri.