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National Awards Day

 

2017 Honorees

STUDENT-ATHLETE

A. O. Duer Scholarship Award

Jordan Ewald
2017
Jordan Ewald
University of Michigan-Dearborn

Jacob Green
2017
Jacob Green
Morningside College


Emil S. Liston Award

Tristin Wicks
2017
Tristin Wicks
MidAmerica Nazarene University

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2017
Kyle Steigenga
Cornerstone University


Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character©
Presented by Herff Jones

Maya Ah You-Dias
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Maya Ah You-Dias
Eastern Oregon University

HALL OF FAME

Athlete

 Brandon Woudstra
Brandon Woudstra
Northwestern College
Men’s Basketball

Jeff McLaughlin
Jeff McLaughlin
Oklahoma City University
Baseball

Eric Brand
Eric Brand
Bethel College
Men’s Basketball – Athlete


Coach

Dale Neal
Dale Neal
Freed-Hardeman University
Women’s Basketball

TJ Nelson
TJ Nelson
University of Montana Western
Wrestling – Coach


Meritorious Service

Gary Picone
Gary Picone
Lewis-Clark State College

Dr. Thomas Ronald Melton
Dr. Thomas Ronald Melton
Southern States Athletic Conference

Meg Schebler
Meg Schebler
Association of Independent Institutions

 

ADMINISTRATOR

Athletics Director of the Year

Jim Abbott
Jim Abbott
Oklahoma City University


Charles Morris Administrator
of the Year

Mark Pope
Mark Pope
The Sun Conference


Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year

Dave Bass
Dave Bass
Valley City State University


Sports Information Director
of the Year

Donnie Smith
Donnie Smith
Southeastern University


Clarence "Ike" Pearson SID

Aaron Sagraves
Aaron Sagraves
Cornerstone University

 

NAIA Coach of Character
Presented by Herff Jones

Kim Haddow
Kim Haddow
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Athletic Trainer of the Year

Nichole Borst
Nichole Borst
Montana State University - Northern


Larry Lady Officiating Award

Lois Holmes
Lois Holmes
Women's Basketball 
Coordinator of Officials

2016 Honorees

STUDENT-ATHLETE

A. O. Duer Scholarship Award


2016
Marissa DeWispelare
Doane University


2016
Lucas DuPriest
Bethel College


Emil S. Liston Award


2016
Holly Hild
Hastings College


2016
Chandler Folkerts
Concordia University


Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character©
Presented by Herff Jones


2016
Natasha Hongsermeier
Morningside College


NAIA-National Sportsmanship Foundation "All That's Right in Sport"


2016
Nic Nelson
Briar Cliff University

HALL OF FAME

Athlete

 
Rachel (Binneboese) Leavitt
Northwestern College
Women's Basketball


Turk Lords
Montana State University-Northern
Wrestling


Emmett Willson
Montana State University-Northern
Wrestling


Denise Williams-Mitchell
Wayland Baptist University
Track & Field


Coach


Larry Wilcox
Benedictine College
Football


Russ Davis
Vanguard University
Women's Basketball


Lonnie Kruse
Sterling College
Women's Basketball


David Ray
Montana State University-Northern
Wrestling

ADMINISTRATOR

Athletics Director of the Year


Dr. Darin S. Wilson
Georgia Gwinnett College


Charles Morris Administrator
of the Year


Valerie Beeson
American Midwest Conference


Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year


Eflie Farchmin
Webber International University


Sports Information Director
of the Year


Chris Wells
Lindsey Wilson College


Clarence "Ike" Pearson SID


Ron Smith
Westmont College

 

NAIA Coach of Character
Presented by Herff Jones


Tracy Gastineau
William Woods University


Athletic Trainer of the Year


Tracy Collins
Lewis-Clark State College


Larry Lady Officiating Award


John Drake
Men's Basketball Official

2015 Honorees

STUDENT-ATHLETE

A. O. Duer Scholarship Award


2015
Leah Esposito

Carroll College


2015
Kellen Luey
Corban University


Emil S. Liston Award


2015
Kaitlyn Davis

Culver-Stockton College


2015
Grant Greenberg

University of Saint Mary


Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character©
Presented by Herff Jones


2015
Wanessa Siqueira

Park University


NAIA-National Sportsmanship Foundation "All That's Right in Sport"


2015
Jason Boulais

University of South Carolina Beaufort


 

HALL OF FAME

Meritorious Service


Dr. Joyce Pigge
Bethany College


Athlete


Tyrone Van Aswegen
Oklahoma City University
Men's Golf


Randi (Morgan) Haines
Dakota Wesleyan University
Women's Basketball


Mark Hollis
Olivet Nazarene University
Men's Track & Field


Coach


James "Jim" Kessler
Grace College
Men's DII Basketball


Lucias Mitchell
Kentucky State University
Men's DI Basketball


Ritchie Richardson
Olivet Nazarene University
Softball


Mattias Johansson
Vanguard University

ADMINISTRATOR

Athletics Director of the Year

Gary Newsome
Olivet Nazarene University


Charles Morris Administrator
of the Year


Kent Paulson
Frontier Conference


Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year


Bryce Bernard
Corban University


Sports Information Director
of the Year


Brad Cygan
Missouri Baptist University


Clarence "Ike" Pearson SID


Mike Safford, Jr.
The College of Idaho

 

NAIA Coach of Character
Presented by Herff Jones


Mattias Johansson
Vanguard University


Athletic Trainer of the Year


William "Bill" Dill

Lindenwood University-Belleville


Larry Lady Officiating Award


Bruce Doane

Umpire

2014 Honorees

STUDENT-ATHLETE

A. O. Duer Scholarship Award


2014
Karlie Schut

Northwestern College


2014
Logan Paben

Peru State College


Emil S. Liston Award


2014
Dana Heggemann

Stephens College


2014
Trae Bergh

Dakota Wesleyan


Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character©


2014
Heidi Walburg

Cornerstone University


NAIA-National Sportsmanship Foundation "All That's Right in Sport"


2014
Nathane Simniok

College of the Ozarks


Al Ortolani Student Athletic Trainer Scholarship


2014
Marguerite Montjoy,
California State University-San Marcos

HALL OF FAME

Meritorious Service


2014
April Reed Hoy

Azusa Pacific University


2014
John Hudson

Sooner Athletic Conference


Athlete


Will Carlton
Georgetown, Men’s Basketball


Dr. Nicolas Cline

Southern Oregon, Wrestling


Josh Collazo

Oklahoma Baptist, Baseball


Charles Dehlinger

College of Emporia, Men's Basketball


Mislav Hizak

Embry-Riddle Florida, Men’s Tennis


Chad Miltenberger
Lewis-Clark State, Baseball


Katrina Kosmos Nanquist
Doane, Women’s Track & Field


Coach


2014
Ford Mastin
 
Oklahoma Baptist
Track and Field


2014
Kevin Reid
Azusa Pacific
Track and Field


2014
Doug Tolin
Oklahoma Baptist
Men’s Basketball

ADMINISTRATOR

Athletics Director of the Year


2014
Barry Brandt

Northwestern College


Charles Morris Administrator
of the Year


2014
Rob Miller
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference


Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year


Larry Bos

Cornerstone University


Sports Information Director
of the Year


2014
Rob Huizenga

Saint Xavier University


Clarence "Ike" Pearson SID


2014
Chris Wells

Lindsey Wilson College

 

NAIA Coach of Character


2014
Russell Smelley

Westmont College


Athletic Trainer of the Year


2014
Gary Turbak

College of the Ozarks

2013 Honorees

STUDENT-ATHLETE

A. O. Duer Scholarship Award


Brock Taute
Nebraska Wesleyan University, GPA 3.98


Kathleen Mulligan
Carroll College (Mont.)
GPA 4.0


Emil S. Liston Award

Lauren Rogers
John Brown University (Ark.) GPA 3.91


Jacob Schuster
Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) GPA 3.96


Dr. LeRoy Walker Champions of Character©


Katie Thurbon
Baker University (Kan.)


Al Ortolani Student Athletic Trainer Scholarship


Marguerite Montjoy
California State University-San Marcos

 

HALL OF FAME

Meritorious Service


Dr. James “Jim” Poteet

 

ADMINISTRATOR

Athletics Director of the Year


Marty Holly
College of Idaho


Charles Morris Administrator
of the Year


Scott Crawford
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference


Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year


Byron Noordewier
Northwestern College (Iowa)


Clarence "Ike" Pearson SID


Jared Bodammer
Briar Cliff (Iowa)

 

NAIA Coach of Character


Ford Mastin

Oklahoma Baptist University


Athletic Trainer of the Year


Gary Turbak
College of the Ozarks (Mo.)