Athletics Department Award Winners
The athletics department hosted its second annual Athletics Honors Banquet in April. In addition to recognizing all senior athletes, baseball player Nick Albrecht, men’s basketball player Eric Ambrose, volleyball player Missy Glenna, and women’s soccer player Kailey Husby all received top athletics department individual honors.
Albrecht, Male Athlete of the Year, saved his best season for his senior year. He was one of the top pitchers for the V-Hawks this season as he was 6–3 overall and appeared in 12 games. A Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC) First Team All-Conference selection, Albrecht helped lead the V-Hawks to a 29–16 finish and a 14–9 record in conference.
Ambrose, Champion of Character of the Year, had another successful season, but he has also had an impact off the court. The Champion of Character initiative is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national program that teaches five core values: respect, integrity, servant leadership, responsibility, and sportsmanship.
Glenna, Female Athlete of the Year, may have had one of the best all-around performances of any V-Hawk volleyball player in the program’s history. A NAIA All-Region VII First Team recipient, Glenna helped lead her team (29–13) to just the second winning season since 1990 and a second place finish in MCC (6–2) play.
Husby, Scholar Athlete of the Year, had plenty of success both on the field and in the classroom. A four-year starter on the women’s soccer team, Husby carried a 3.84 GPA and graduated in May with a degree in business. She was a MCC First Team All-Conference selection as well as a NAIA All-Region VII Second Team recipient.