Four M State student athletes have been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association for their academic achievements during the 2012-13 academic year.
Spartan football player Wendlin Berger (Stanton, N.D.), a freshman, received the Superior Academic Achievement Award for athletes with GPAs between 3.8 and 3.99.
Andrea Christenson (Fergus Falls), Rhoda Christenson (Fergus Falls) and Christine Moenkedick (Verndale) received the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award with GPAs between 3.6 and 3.79.
Andrea Christenson competed for the Spartans in volleyball, and Rhoda Christenson was a member of the Spartan basketball team. Moenkedick played volleyball, basketball and softball for M State. All three graduated from M State in May.
Moenkedick and Gervais Named Spartan Student Athletes of the Year
The M State Spartan athletic department held its 40th All Sports Banquet on May 6 in Legacy Hall on the Fergus Falls campus. This event recognizes the individual and team accomplishments of the Spartan athletic teams.
Female Student Athlete of the Year - Christine Moenkedick
Christine is a sophomore from Verndale and graduated from Bertha-Hewitt High School. She played volleyball and softball during her freshman year and participated in volleyball, basketball and softball this year. For the 2012 volleyball season, she was named to the Honorable Mention All-American Team, Second Team All-State, and First Team All-Division. She was also Player of the Week in week two. As a freshman she was selected Second Team All-Division. In softball she was selected Second Team All-Division during her freshman year. Christine will graduate from M State this spring and plans to attend M State in Moorhead in the Dental Hygiene program.
Male Student Athlete of the Year - Lucas Gervais
Lucas is a sophomore from Fergus Falls and has played golf at M State for two years. In the fall, Lucas led the Spartans to their second consecutive MCAC and Region 13 championships. At the same event, he was crowned the individual champion, beating the field by an eight-shot margin. He won medalist honors at five different events during the season. Lucas and the Spartans will return to New York in June to defend their NJCAA Division 3 National Championship, where Lucas was named First Team All-American a year ago. Lucas plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Omaha on a golf scholarship.
The Spartans also awarded their Coaches Awards, presented to one male and one female who demonstrate what it takes to be a Spartan.
The female Coaches Award went to sophomore Megan Cole, a sophomore from New York Mills who participated in basketball and softball.
The male Coaches Award went to Arne Robertson. Arne is not a student athlete but attends almost every home game, shoots video and takes pictures for the M State website.
Athletic Directors - Steve King - 218-736-1648
Jason Retzlaff - 218-736-1618
Baseball Head Coach - Jarrod Asmus - 218-736-1619
Football Head Coach - Steve King - 218-736-1648
Golf Head Coach - Jason Retzlaff - 218-736-1618
Mens Basketball Head Coach - Brandon Colvin - 218-736-1620
Softball Head Coach - Steve King - 218-736-1648
Volleyball Head Coach - Terri Strom - 320-760-9340
Womens Basketball Head Coach - Brenda Johnson - 218-736-1621
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