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Schrepfer signs with the Fighting Bees

CCA senior commits to St. Ambrose
Tyler Schrepfer

NORTH LIBERTY– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper Tyler Schrepfer signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the St. Ambrose University Fighting Bees. Schrepfer made the commitment from home Tuesday, April 28, sitting at his family’s dining room table in North Liberty.
The 5-11 senior was named to the Class 3A All-Tournament Team after helping guide the Clippers to their first state tournament appearance since 1993, the third such appearance in program history. Schrepfer sealed the win for CCA in the 3A consolation game with a three-pointer in the final seconds delivering the Creek Boys a third-place finish in the tournament. He scored 317 points this season with 61 three-pointers and averaged 11.7 points per game.
“He continued to get better every year,” said Coach Brandon Clubb. “By his junior season, he was our undisputed team leader and his skills and contributions earned him unanimous First Team All-WaMaC.”
Clubb said Schrepfer followed up his stellar junior campaign by exceeding the high expectations for him and his teammates.
“His leadership on the court as our point guard, helped lead us to a share of the WaMaC West Conference title.”
Clubb noted he was a unanimous First Team All-Conference pick this season and last and credited his veteran postseason play for helping to earn the Clippers their trip to state.
“He is one of the greatest all around kids I have ever had the privilege to coach,” Club said. “His leadership ability is off the charts, he is a model student in the classroom, and he makes everyone around him better including players, coaches, and classmates. There is no question our program wouldn’t have improved the way it did without him.”
Schrepfer will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering and chemistry at St. Ambrose, in Davenport, an NAIA school in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC).
He said he knew if he was going to play basketball, he needed to find a school with an engineering program, something not very common among D-II, D-III, or NAIA schools.
“Once I got on campus, I realized I liked the size and the feeling of the school, and after my talk with Coach Ray (Shovlain), he made me feel like I could really thrive there,” Schrepfer said.
He said his time at CCA, especially with sports where he was a multi-sport athlete competing in track and baseball, as well as on the hardwood, held some of the best moments of his life.
“I made tons of friends at my school and other schools. Seeing the basketball team go from 2-20 my freshman year and finished at 21-6 and the third-place finish at state was perfect,” he added. “The support I got from coaches and teachers was a huge boost to help me be the best I could be.”