Athletics Hands Out Annual Awards
Carly Chenoweth, a senior from Black River Falls and Brett May, a senior from River Falls, were named senior scholar athletes of the year while Chelsea Muckenhirn a junior from Osceola, was named the Champion of Character.
Chenoweth has spent the last four years as a starter on both the V-Hawk volleyball and softball teams. This season, Chenoweth led the V-Hawks with 700 assists and was second in service aces with 30 while being named to the honorable mention all-conference team. Chenoweth finished her V-Hawk career as the all-time assist leader (2,786), all-time games played leader (455), third on the all-time digs list (1,024), and fourth on the all-time service ace list (108). On the diamond, Chenoweth started 43 of 45 games behind the plate. Chenoweth graduated in May with a degree in criminal justice and will attend law school.
May was a bright spot for the Viterbo soccer team. He started all 14 games this season at goalkeeper. He had 96 saves, ranking him third in the MCC. May also had two shut outs to go along with a .766 save percentage. For his accomplishments, he was named to the MCC second team. May graduated in December with a degree in biology.
Muckenhirn is the first recipient of the Viterbo Champions of Character award. The Champions of Character initiative is a NAIA national program that teaches five core values: respect, integrity, servant leadership, responsibility, and sportsmanship. On the court, Muckenhirn was a first team all-conference selection for the V-Hawks this season. Muckenhirn led the V-Hawks with 335 kills, 390 digs, and 117 games played this season. Off the court, Muckenhirn finds herself busy volunteering in numerous campus organizations including the biology club, Franciscan Friends, and Connect Club. She spent her spring break in New Orleans helping Hurricane Katrina victims