Tai Bibbs Named Male Athlete of the 2017 Winter Season
Now in its third year, the West Chicago Community High School Athlete of the Season is a way to recognize student athletes who have made a great contribution to the school. For the second consecutive winter season, Tai Bibbs of West Chicago was chosen for this honor.
Currently a senior, Bibbs ran track freshman and sophomore years. But Bibbs is well-known across the state for his basketball prowess, and has played on varsity since sophomore year. He was named All Conference both this season and in 2016. This year, he was named Academic All Conference, having earned above a 3.5 GPA on a 4 point scale, and named the Upstate Eight Conference Player of the Year. Last year he was part of the first boys’ basketball team in WCCHS history to win a Conference Championship. In early March, the Daily Herald named Bibbs captain of the DuPage County All-Area Boys Basketball Team. And finally, the IHSA and Associated Press recently named Bibbs to the All-State Boys Basketball Team.
A scholar-athlete, Bibbs has been on High Honor Roll every semester of his high school career. He is also a member of the Foreign Language Honor Society.
When asked about what inspires him as an athlete, Bibbs references his parents. “They work very hard for me to be able to have all of the things I’m blessed with so I do my best to give back to them by working towards becoming the best athlete and person I can become.”
After high school, Bibbs plans to attend college and play Division 1 basketball. He has 16 college offers and hopes to make a decision by the end of April.
When asked what advice he would pass on to future WCCHS student athletes Bibbs states, “Do not fear failure. Work hard to become the best version of yourself not only as an athlete, but also as a student and person in your community.”