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41 senior athletes receive Maverick Achievement Awards
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics hosted the 25th Annual Maverick Achievement Awards and Senior Honors Dinner Sunday and 41 student-athletes were honored as Maverick Achievement Award recipients.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Athletics News Release [5-3-11]
The Minnesota State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics hosted the 25th Annual Maverick Achievement Awards and Senior Honors Dinner Sunday and 41 student-athletes were honored as Maverick Achievement Award recipients.
Since 1986 the Maverick Achievement Awards program, which is sponsored by Federated Insurance, has sought to recognize true student-athletes at Minnesota State. Requirements for the award stipulate that recipients be seniors, letterwinners and have a grade point average of 3.00 or better entering their senior year of competition. A total of 823 student-athletes have been honored as Maverick Achievement Award recipients since the program’s inception.
The 2010-11 Maverick Achievement Award recipients are as follows, listed in order by name, sport, major and hometown. Jessie Audas, soccer, human biology, Omaha, Neb. Kyle Bahe, golf, accounting & finance, Annandale, Minn. Omaar Balton, football, sports management, Milwaukee, Wis. Ben Becker, wrestling, human biology, Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Amanda Beekman, volleyball, special education, Marshall, Minn. Claire Bergman, swimming and diving, elementary education, Fond du Lac. Wis. Channing Boe, hockey, construction management, Bemidji, Minn. Chelsea Chapman, swimming, nursing, Spencer, Iowa. Joe Drapcho, basketball, accounting Waconia, Minn. Janel Duffy, swimming and diving, comm. arts and literature, Forest Lake, Minn. Adam Endres, TF & CC, mechanical enginerring, Plainview, Minn. Rylan Galiardi, hockey, sports management, Calgary, Alta. Leah Grozdanich, golf, pre-nursing, Cohasset, Minn. Steve Helget, baseball, physical education, Mankato, Minn. Ann Kincaid, soccer, management, Bettendorf, Iowa. Daniel Kromer, TF & CC, social studies, Hudson, Wis. Kimber Kuhl, volleyball, alcohol & drug studies, Chaska, Minn. Sam Lance, TF & CC, social studies, Woodbury, Minn. Jennifer Lang, TF & CC, communication disorders, Apple Valley, Minn. Laura Leber*, soccer, RPLS, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Jacob Longacre, swimming and diving, physical education, Omaha, Neb. Sarah Madigan, tennis, marketing, Inver Grove Hts, Minn. Matt McQuiston, football, physical education, No. St. Paul, Minn. Danny Miller, baseball, accounting, Eden Prairie, Minn. Julie O’Neal, softball, commication studies, W. Des Moines, Iowa. Brian Parks, swimming and diving, construction management, Mesa, Ariz. Emily Petrovich, soccer, marketing, Omaha, Neb. Jillene Preusser, swimming and diving, marketing, St. Cloud, Minn. Luke Putz*, baseball, accounting, Lacona, Iowa. Kathleen Ritter, golf, accounting & finance, Red Wing, Minn. Michael Robinson, football, finance, Wausau, Wis. Andrew Sackrison, hockey, finance, St. Louis Park, Minn. Heather Schulz, swimming and diving, communication disorders, Elk River, Minn. BrieAnna Simon, swimming and diving, urban & regional studies, Rhinelander, Wis. Julie Snyders, golf, communication disorders, Larchwood, Iowa. Lauren Stelten, track and field, psychology, Cologne, Minn. Nina Tikkinen, hockey, economics, Salo, Finland. Amanda Thompson, volleyball, physical education, Stewartville, Minn. Amy Udvig, hockey, communication disorders, New Brighton, Minn. Ben Youds, hockey, finance, Maple Grove, Minn. Trent Vedders, baseball, management, Hastings, Minn.