2011 - 2012 GATORADE
NATIONAL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
FUTSUM
ZEINASELLASSIE
DIS
NORTH CENTRAL HS
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
SENIOR
PRESS RELEASE

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Athletic Excellence


Zeinasellassie, who has set nine career course records and won three consecutive state championships, dominated every in-state race that he ran during his senior season. He earned the state title with an unprecedented 44-second margin of victory and set t

Academic Achievement


With a 2.83 cumulative GPA, Zeinasellassie has pushed through many cultural and language challenges since coming to the United States from Africa as a seventh-grader.

Exemplary Character


Zeinasellassie's love of running has led him to become involved in related community events. He has been a charity fundraiser, youth coach and volunteer in association with multiple area triathlons and road races. Zeinasellassie is a student aide at his h