NMU Athletics Presents the 2019-20 Wildcat Awards

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MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Athletic Department presents the 2019-20 Wildcat Awards. This year, the awards will be presented through the next several days through social media and the official NMU Athletics website.

Awards will be presented through Monday, May 4, finishing with the the announcement of the Gildo Canale Outstanding Senior Award, Athletes of the Year, and Team of the Year.

  RECORDING BREAKING PERFORMANCE

Myles Howard received the Best Record-Breaking Performance after he set a new school record for blocked shots in a career. Finishing with 226 blocks over his four years at NMU, Howard set the school record with his third block of the game against the University of Wisconsin Parkside on February 6 in the Berry Events Center. The senior broke the previous record of 212 set by NMU Athletics Hall of Famer Ricky Volcy.

  MOST INFLUENTIAL/SUPPORTIVE FACULTY MEMBER

Dr. John Rebers, a biology professor at NMU, was named the Most Influential/Supportive Faculty Member this year. Rebers was nominated primarily for his efforts in December and January with NMU Football recruiting events. Rebers participated in five seperate events during those two months and was willing to spend up to three hours with prospective student-athletes and their families.  According to Assistant Football Coach Scott McDougall, “Dr. Rebers always had a positive and light-hearted manner he would show up in and has a way to make prospective student-athletes feel right at home at NMU.”

  TEAM AWARDS

MEN’S BASKETBALL

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Sam Taylor, Myles Howard
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Dolapo Olayinka
NEWCOMER Noah Parcher
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Myles Howard

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Jessica Schultz
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Makaylee Kuhn
NEWCOMER Makaylee Kuhn
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Jessica Schultz

CROSS COUNTRY

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Katelyn Smith
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Anna Kelley
NEWCOMER Madison Malon
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Elise Longley

FOOTBALL

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Isaac Darkangelo
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Tyquan Cox
NEWCOMER Antonio Howard Jr.
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Brandon Lind

MENS’S GOLF

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Kurtis Fontinha
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Carter Mason
NEWCOMER Scott Spyra
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Chris Black

WOMEN’S GOLF

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Caro Els
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Abigail Boozer
NEWCOMER Taylor Hakala
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Gianna Gastrow

HOCKEY

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Griffin Loughran
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Nolan Kent
NEWCOMER Ben Newhouse
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Philip Beaulieu

LACROSSE

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Aleya Speas
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Shannon Walus
NEWCOMER Madeline Bittle
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Angelica Bogden

MEN’S NORDIC SKIING

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Mathias Aas-Rolid
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Daniel Streinz
NEWCOMER Maurus Grond
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Zavier Mansfield

WOMEN’S NORDIC SKIING

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Malin Boerjesjoe
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Nadine Matter
NEWCOMER Molly Miller
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Julie Ensrud

MEN’S SOCCER

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Nick Metcalfe
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Patrick Restum
NEWCOMER Francisco Espinoza
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Eric Suess

WOMEN’S SOCCER

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Caroline Halonen
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Natalie Stampfly
NEWCOMER Isabela Cardoso
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Brianna Frontuto

MEN’S SWIM & DIVE

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Lajos Budai
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Grant Combs
NEWCOMER Roberto Camera
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Jonas Reinhold

WOMEN’S SWIM & DIVE

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Rachel Helm
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Nicola Pasquire
NEWCOMER Michaela Nelson
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Jamie Kimble

TRACK & FIELD

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Paige Du Bois
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Megn Martin
NEWCOMER Jordan Butler
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Anna Kelley

VOLLEYBALL

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Lizzy Stark
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Hailey Wickstrom
NEWCOMER Lauren Van Remortel
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Alyssa Milski

NATIONAL TRAINING SITE WEIGHTLIFTING

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Taylor Turner
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Nate Lewis
NEWCOMER Jayda Jenkins
SCHOLAR ATHLETE Elizabeth Becker

NATIONAL TRAINING SITE WEIGHTLIFTING

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Alston Nutter
BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE Spencer Woods
NEWCOMER David Stepanian
SCHOLAR ATHLETE George Hooker

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