2012 'Dewey Award' Winners
PHOTO COURTESY: Jim Naprstek
PHOTO COURTESY: Jim Naprstek
Thu, Jun. 14, 2012 - [Loras]
 

As the 2011-12 seasons came to a close in May, Loras College's student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, and administrators gathered in the Alumni Campus Center to hand out the department's eighth annual ‘Dewey Awards'. The ceremony, which hands out 23 separate awards in wide-ranging categories, is orchestrated by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. 

  

This year, Loras also added a wrinkle to the ceremony.

Beginning with the class of 2012, the department closed the event by awarding letter winners who competed for the Duhawks in every year they were eligible to do so with a blanket. The purple blanket includes a gold letterman's "L" in the center, the student-athletes name, they years they competed, and any conference, regional, or national awards they garnered during their careers in a Loras uniform.

 

Winners in the 23 categories this year were:

 

Team GPA of the Year: Women's Cross Country

Female Student-Athlete of the Year: Teresa Manion- Cross Country/Track and Field

Male Student-Athlete of the Year: Ryan Coon, Basketball

Inspirational Athlete of the Year: Anna Wernimont, Volleyball

Female Team Player of the Year: Rachel Weglarz, Tennis

Male Team Player of the Year: Kevin Walsh, Basketball

Comeback Athlete of the Year: Katie Chambers, Women's Soccer

Student Athletic Trainer of the Year: Nicole Dunn

Female Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year: Rachel Drees, Basketball

Male Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year: Travis Olson, Baseball

Contribution to Loras Athletics: Jim Naprstek

Best Upset of the Year: Softball over #16 Coe, 6-2

Individual Performance of the Year: Kaity Frost, Volleyball

Moment or Play of the Year: Men's Cross Country wins IIAC Championship over Luther College in Decorah

Record Breaking Performance of the Year: Jake Bridenbaugh, Men's Swimming

Coaching Staff of the Year: Men's Cross Country

Female Underclassman of the Year: Katie Langmeier, Basketball/Track and Field

Male Underclassman of the Year: Jake Bridenbaugh, Men's Swimming

Female Career Achievement Award: Kate Young, Women's Soccer

Male Career Achievement Award: Dan McDermott, Cross Country/Track and Field

Team of the Year: Men's Cross Country

Female Athlete of the Year: Genna Kinley, Cross Country/Track and Field

Male Athlete of the Year: Austin Brown, Baseball (2011-12)