It takes a true champion to appreciate everything a win can do.

(12-1-20) Owen Treece maintains a near perfect GPA while captaining three different varsity sports teams. His personal record is impressive. But his real drive to succeed comes from a desire to win for his teammates, his school, and his community as a whole. As a sophomore, he helped his baseball team bring home a league championship for the first time in 35 years while winning its way to the state tournament for the first time in school history. While it was an incredible victory for every member of the roster, the success was much farther-reaching than that, having a profound impact on many community members who became very involved with supporting and even traveling with the team on its journey.

Owen Treece

” As a sophomore in high school, to experience how much a team could affect a community is something I will never forget.”

A born leader, Owen’s ability to influence others in the classroom, in the community, and on the field is something he takes to heart. He prefers to lead by example, demonstrating that everyone has a contribution to make, no matter their role on a team. Owen was slated as backup quarterback his first two years on the football squad, as an older player held the starting role. He found ways to make a difference in the game by honing other skills.

“As a freshman, I worked hard to make the special teams. And then, as a sophomore, I learned how to play slot receiver and was able to start on the offense in a new aspect of the game for me.”

When he did become starting quarterback as a junior, he didn’t disappoint. He has the distinction of being named Offensive Player of the Game for every game played his senior year.

Owen is always encouraging other players to work hard and be adaptable. And that mantra applies both on and off the field. Whether it’s in the classroom or in practice, Owen focuses on the fundamentals, working hard to perfect each skill or comprehend each nuance of the lesson. That drive, he says, first developed at a young age, thanks to his parents’ example and encouragement.

“But now, being old enough to realize what I want in life, I push myself harder and hold myself accountable to eventually reach the goals I have set.”

Athletic Achievements


  • Captain
  • Varsity Letter Winner
  • All-Conference
  • All-District
  • Offensive Player of the Year, The Delphos Herald


  • Captain
  • Varsity Letter Winner
  • 1st Team All-Conference
  • 1st Team All-District All Star


  • Captain
  • Varsity Letter Winner
  • All-Conference
  • 2nd Team All-District
  • 1 School Record
  • PBR Ohio Division II 2nd Team All State—Pitcher

Academic Honors & Awards

  • National Honor Society
  • Academic Letterman


School & Community Involvement

  • 42 Volunteer Hours
  • Student Council Representative
  • German Club
  • Service Pack
  • Varsity Club
  • Beta Club

The Heisman® High School Scholarship is presented by Acceptance Insurance®. The program was created in 1994 through a partnership between Wendy’s® and The Heisman Trophy Trust. From its inception, the program has leveraged the reputation of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a symbol of great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The Heisman High School Scholarship program extends the Heisman prestige to the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors by celebrating and rewarding outstanding male and female scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories happen not only on the field, but also in their schools and communities. The Heisman Trophy Trust was proud to partner with Acceptance Insurance® in 2020 to present these prestigious scholarships. Over the past 26 years, the program has honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarships to students and more than a million dollars to high school academic and athletic programs across the country. The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. By inviting male and female students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits, and use their talents not only to advance their own futures, but to improve the communities and world around them.