FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeff Malby, Assistant to the Athletic Director
Office of Sports Information
Rocky student-athletes honored at year-end ceremony
BILLINGS, Mont. – April 24, 2015 – Rocky Mountain College honored its student-athletes from 13 sports, with a special awards ceremony Wednesday, April 22.
Bruce Parker, Rocky’s Director of Athletics, emceed the event that saw the presentation of forty-two individual team awards, as well as ten department awards.
In addition, sixty seniors received a senior blanket, a tradition started by the legendary Herb Klindt (athletics director, coach and professor from 1931-1968), also known as the “Father of Rocky Athletics.”
This year’s winners of the 10 athletic department awards were: Herb Klindt Award (top senior male) Bryce Baker (football), Fernley, Nev.; Clara Klindt Award (top female senior) Yang Yang, (volleyball) Yongan, China; Frank Mathew Award (top junior male) Nils Hogbom (ski racing), Ostersund, Sweden; Helen Mathew Award (top junior female) Kyla Clancy (golf), Billings, Mont.; President’s Award (top female and male senior) Anna DeWald (volleyball), Windsor, Colo., and Cole Cattelan (football), Billings; DeRosier Award Cooper Simpson (golf), senior, Spirit Lake, Idaho; Athletic Director Award - Rachel Hart (cross country/track), senior, Kalispell, Mont., Frieda Svedberg (ski racing), soph., Ostersund, Sweden, and Daniel Thompsett (golf), senior, Aboyne, Scotland.
The individual team awards went as follows:
Women’s Ski Racing:
Consistent Team Scorer - Fredricka Hjelm, Sigtuna, Sweden
Most Improved - Camille Virelaude, Chamonix Mont Blanc, France
Outstanding Competitor of the Year - Frida Svedberg, Froson, Sweden
Men’s Ski Racing:
Consistent Team Scorer - Harlan Collins, Hailey, Idaho
Most Improved - Andrija Vukovic, Belgrade, Serbia
Outstanding Competitor of the Year - Nils Hogbom, Ostersund, Sweden
Player’s Player of the Year - Marissa Schultz, Gillette, Wyo.
Player of the Year - Marissa Schultz, Gillette, Wyo.
Player of the Year - Rachel Hein, Billings, Mont.
Leadership Award - Janell Cabrera, Billings, Mont.
Player’s Player of the Year - Jack Clancy, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
Player of the Year - Eddie Cass, Malton, United Kingdom
Leadership Award - Nicholas Howell, Polson, Mont.
Offensive Player of the Year - Yang Yang, Yongan, China
Defensive Player of the Year - Jennifer Donaldson, Pocatello, Idaho
Most Improved - Mariah Stiffarm, Billings, Mont.
Most Inspirational - Kacie Stone, Niceville, Fla.
Men’s Indoor Track:
Top Performer - Fred Petsch, Billings, Mont.
Most Improved - Joshua Waldram, Spirit Lake, Idaho
Rookie Award - Eddie Loughran, Tuba City, Ariz.
Women’s Indoor Track:
2015 RMC Indoor Track Record (4 x 800m relay, 9:28.32): Jocelyn ElorriagaMedina, Billings, Mont.; Alex Chase, Billings, Mont.; Jessica Raymond, Henderson, Nev.; and Rachel Hart, Kalispell, Mont.
Offensive Player of the Year - Whitney Mitchell, South Jordan, Utah
Defensive Player of the Year - Mya PerrowDonovan, Tucson, Ariz.
Battlin’ Bears Award - Kara Gerke, Belt, Mont.
Newcomer Award - David Jurovich, Billings, Mont.
Most Improved Award - Emma Constantine, Cody, Wyo.
Leadership Award - Tiana O'Tremba, Lovell, Wyo.
Leadership Award - Kaylee Guerin, Kersey, Colo.
Champions of Character Award - Lydia Olsen, Billings, Mont.
Newcomer Award - Philip Holten, Columbus, Mont.
Most Improved - Hunter Anderson, Kelso, Wash.
Most Improved - Tyler Ordahl, Plentywood, Mont.
MVP - Daniel Thompsett, Aboyne, Scotland
Team Spirit - Cooper Simpson, Spirit Lake, Idaho
Newcomer Award - Makenzie Wasson, Harlowton, Mont.
Most Improved - McKenna Levesque, Malta, Mont.
MVP - Kyla Clancy, Park City, Mont.
Team Spirit - McKenzie Webinger, Laurel, Mont.
Defensive MVP - Malachi Roberts, East Wenatchee, Wash.
Battlin’ Bears Award - Rob Nyby, Plentywood, Mont.
Mr. Consistency - Taylor Longo MVP, Littleton, Colo. Tyree Anderson, Wichita, Kan.
Toby Kangas Award - Rob Nyby, Plentywood, Mont.
Offensive MVP - Bryce Baker, Fernley, Nev.
Defensive MVP - Corey Bummer, Laurel, Mont.
Special Teams MVP - Chase Kaufman, Billings, Mont.