Recently, Tommy Hansen (OF-Genoa Kingston High School) was nominated for the Bob Bopp Academic Achievement Award through the Arrowhead Conference. This nomination, one for a female athlete and one for a male athlete, is based on the athlete competing in a conference sport for the 2017-2018 season, having achieved at least a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 and having made Academic All-Conference for the season they played. Hansen achieved a 3.80 cumulative grade point average through the fall and spring semesters.
Bob Bopp was one of the leaders of the Arrowhead Conference and was a tremendous supporter of all sports within the conference until his sudden passing in his fifties in 2008. The Arrowhead Conference decided to recognize his contributions by creating this honor in his name.