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(3-25-18) Culver Academies (known by many as Culver Military Academy) won the Indiana Class 3A Boys Basketball Championship over public school Evansville Bosse this past Saturday.

It is the Eagles’ first ever Indiana boys basketball State Championship, what makes this team interesting is where their players come from.

culver roster

The roster includes a player from California, Wisconsin and Illinois. Only one player lists Culver as his hometown, Trey Galloway (a DI prospect), his dad is the head coach Mark Galloway.

Some might see Culver Academies as a ‘basketball factory’, but that doesn’t seem to be the case, but it is quite different from the majority member schools of the IHSAA.

What does it cost to become a student at the academy:

  • Culver Academy – $48,500 a year
  • $38,500 if they commute and live at home
  • $2,000 just to fill out and send in the application

The campus is around 1,800 acres, including a small lake, dorms and lecture halls, one of the country’s largest indoor riding hall and stable complexes and a new Performing Arts Center.

Alumni include, Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, Alberto Bailleres, second-richest man in Mexico, Dierks Bentley, country music star, Roger Penske, owner of Penske Corporation and George and Hal Steinbrenner, former and current part-owner of the Yankees to name just a few.

The Eagles are not in an athletic conference so they are playing as an independent and end up traveling around the Hoosier state to play their game during the season. Their championship win over Bosse was a rematch for both teams, Culver lost earlier in the season to the Bulldogs in Evansville.

Next season the Bulldogs lose only one Senior (from California) and return the rest of the roster.  Is it a basketball factory? No just a school that produces quality young people in a military setting.

Coach Galloway told about the challenge of being at Culver and how it ties into the Culver basketball program:

“Culver is very challenging with the leadership system and the military system.If you have a good day there, you’re probably going to have a good day in basketball too.

Respecting the tradition [of Indiana basketball] and the privilege you have to play the game is talked about every day.”

Culver boxscore