NANOOK CORNER: Athletic Department wraps up season with Student Athlete Awards

Published: Mar. 26, 2019 at 7:26 PM AKDT
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The Alaska Nanook Athletic Department officially wrapped up the 2018-2019 season with their annual Student Athlete Awards.

The Ceremony was held late last week, and we're going to give you the full rundown of awards in this week's Nanook Corner. ​

​The Student Athlete awards took place on Friday night and two athletes were given the highest honor from the Nanook Athletic Department. ​

We'll start with the Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the year, who is from right here in Fairbanks. ​

JT Schnering, from the Nanook Rifle Team, earned that honor in his final season as a Nanook. ​

Schnering made his third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Rifle National Championships this season, and racked up honors in the process. ​

He earned three All-American Honors this year, being named NRA second-team in both the Smallbore and Air Rifle and earning a third team spot in the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association's All-America team. ​

The Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year was a key component in the Nanook Volleyball team's first winning season in 10 years. ​

Cate Whiting was voted as the season's most outstanding female athlete. ​

Whiting was the team leader in assists by a large margin, finishing the year with 987. ​

Nobody else on the team broke 100. ​

She was a first team All-Gnac selection this year and was also named the Volleyball team's Scholar Athlete of the Year, while Kills leader Lahra Weber was named MVP. ​

Every single program honored one Scholar Athlete and the team's MVP for the season. ​

The Nanook Hockey team named Nikolas Koberstein as their Scholar Athlete, while the MVP was scoring leader Steven Jandric. ​

The Basketball teams named Zach Hatch the Scholar Athlete and Michael Kluting MVP on the men's side, while the women named Kylie Wallace the Scholar Athlete and Marian Wamsley earned team MVP. ​

Rifle honored Morgan Erickson as Scholar Athlete while Schnering took the MVP spot. ​

The Ski team named Sage Robine and Arnaud Guyon the Scholar Athletes, while Kati Roivas and Seiji Takagi earned MVP honors. ​

The Scholar Athlete on the Swim team was Kaiya Norbye while the MVP was the only swimmer to compete in the NCAA Championships, Oda Bygdness. ​

And For the cross country program, Jack Matherly and Lukash Platil were named Scholar Athlete and MVP respectively, while Alex Bergholtz swept both awards for the women. ​

Bergholtz and Takagi also took the overall Scholar Athlete of the year honors. ​

Additional Awards given out through the night saw Amy Gentry from the rifle team named the Bart LeBon Humanitarian of the year, The Linda Moffit Leadership in courage award went to Volleyball player Kim Wong, Basketball player Joe Lendway earned the Joe Tremarello Sportsmanship award, and the Harris Shelton Spirit of Competition award went to Hockey Senior Jack Weiss, who successfully battled Cancer last year. ​

The Architect of the Nanook Volleyball team's winning season, Brian Scott, was named coach of the year, assistant AD Kayne Gutierrez was honored as the Staff Member of the Year, and the Owen Tinker Fan of the Year award went to Vinny Cacieri. ​

This brings an end to yet another memorable year of Nanook Athletics, we'll see you back for Nanook Corner in the fall.