2013 All-Sports Banquet to take place on May 3


Jamie Foland

The Alaska Nanooks Department of Athletics has announced it will hold its annual All-Sports Banquet Friday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m., at the Westmark Hotel in the Gold Room.

The banquet will be preceded by a 5:30 p.m. reception in the Rampart Room for sponsors, boosters, donors and volunteers.

This end-of-the-year event will reveal each team’s Most Valuable Player and Dr. William Wood Scholar-Athlete. The Nanooks will also present their top awards, which is highlighted by the Intercollegiate Athletics Council Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year and the department’s Most Outstanding Male and Female of the Year.

Other top honors include: the Bart LeBon Humanitarian of the Year, the Harris Shelton Spirit of Competition award, the Owen Tinker Fan of the Year and the department’s Coach of the Year and Staff Member of the Year.

The public is invited to the join the student-athletes, coaches and staff in recognizing and highlighting the achievements of each of the department’s 10 varsity sports over the past year.

The cost for the dinner event is $35. Advance purchase is required and no tickets will be sold at the door. All reservations must be made by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 29.

To purchase tickets to the banquet or to sponsor a student-athlete’s dinner, click the provided link. For more information, call (907) 474-5204.

2011-12 Top Award Winners:
Men’s Most Outstanding Athlete: Cody Kunyk, Hockey
Women’s Most Outstanding Athlete: Bente Heller, Swimming
Men’s IAC Scholar-Athlete: Scott Greenham, Hockey
Women’s IAC Scholar-Athlete: Theresia Schnurr, Cross Country
Bart LeBon Humanitarian of the Year: Kaare Odegard, Hockey
Harris Shelton Spirit of Competition: Crystal Pitney, Skiing
Coach of the Year: Matt Dunlap
Staff Member of the Year: Kristi Giddings
Owen Tinker Fan of the Year: Janice Poole

2011-12 Team Award Winners:
Men’s Basketball: Stefan Tica (Scholar-Athlete) & Nico Matthews (MVP)
Women’s Basketball: Nicole Bozek (Scholar-Athlete) & Benissa Bulaya (MVP)
Men’s Cross Country: Erik Soderstrom (Scholar-Athlete) & Tyler Kornfield (MVP)
Women’s Cross Country: Megan Thompson (Scholar-Athlete) & Theresia Schnurr (MVP)
Hockey:  (Scholar-Athlete) & Cody Kunyk (MVP)
Rifle: Ryan Anderson (Scholar-Athlete & MVP)
Men’s Skiing: Alex Morris (Scholar-Athlete) & Logan Hanneman (MVP)
Women’s Skiing: Heather Edic (Scholar-Athlete) & Marit Rjabov (MVP
Swimming: Sarah Meierotto (Scholar-Athlete) & Bente Heller (MVP)
Volleyball: Jordyn Montgomery (Scholar-Athlete) & Allison Oddy (MVP)