In indoor track Tracy Berntsen '95 Hermantown, MN, led the women's team to a third-place finish. Lydia Kabaka '94 St. Cloud, MN, and Aaron Banks '96 Lynd, MN, went on to earn All-America honors at NCAA Nationals. And wrestling's Dean Nielson '96 Hinkley, MN, posted his second All-MIAC season by finishing 2nd in the league's heavyweight division.
Construction on the new Olson Fitness Forum is now running ahead of schedule. And, with the baseball an dsoftball teams wrapping up their southern trips and summer golf events being scheduled, the end of another exciting Cobber sports year can not be far off.
Hanson-Reid completed her third All-MIAC season as the team's leading scorer (15 points per game) and rebounder (8.2 per game). She ended her career as the Lady Cobbers' sixth leading scorer (1240 points) and sixth best career rebounder (686). She was also named to the All West Region team and was honorable mention for All-America honors. Her teams compiled a 4-year MIAC record of 64-16
Junior guard Merrilee Rutherford '95, Helena, MT, joined Hanson-Reid on the All-MIAC team. Rutherford led the MIAC in assists and averaged 10.5 points per game. Junior forward Jennifer Hale '95, Worthington, MN, was named Academic All-MIAC for the second time on the strength of 7.8 points per gameand a 3.85 GPA in Biology. Rutherford, Hale and center Jody Tulibaski '96, Pennock, MN, (8.5 points per game) will return in '94-'95 to a team that graduates just two seniors.
Coach Duane Siverson's Cobbers, who finished 10-10 in the MIAC, 10-14 overall, were led by All-MIAC guard Brett Inniger '95 Fargo, ND, and team MVP David Joerger, a sophomore point guard from Staples, MN. Inniger scored 15.1 points per game while Joerger's 5 assists per game led the MIAC.
Junior forwards Kurt Motschenbacher '95 Glyndon, MN (12 points per game), Pete Balmer '95 Theif River Falls, MN (10.3 ppg), and Tony Weick '95 Wheaton, MN (9.1 ppg), rounded out a strong starting cast that returns in tact for next year's campaign.
Terris earned his second consecutive All-MIAC award with 13 goals and 15 assists. He was joined on the All-MIAC team by fellow forward Jason Kerr '95 Regina, Saskachewan. In addition to Terris, the Cobbers will lose several key players to graduation, including No. 2 scorer Dennis Petronack (White Bear Lake, MN), Academic All-MIAC defenseman Steve Nelson (Colombus, IN), forward Jason Christenson (White Bear Lake) and center Darren Zinger (Coronation, Alberta).
But, in addition to Kerr, coach Steve Baumgartner has several key player returning, including leading scorer Greg Salvevold '97 Moorhead, (14 goals & 17 assists), Mike Hashbarger '96 Fargo, ND (28 points) and John Kosobud '96 Fargo, ND.
Berntsen had considerable help from teammate Lydia Kabaka, who was 2nd in the triple jump, 3rd in the 55 meter hurdles and 4th in the long jump. Kabaka advanced to NCAA National Meet in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where she placed 4th in the triple jump.
MIAC shot put champion Aaron Banks set a school-record of 54'10" to place 2nd at that NCAA Division III National Meet.
Also honored on the men's indoor track team were two Academic All-MIAC performers, distance runner David Pipho '94 Moorhead (3.62 GPA in Biology) and hurdler Ryan Biel '94 Valley City, ND (3.88 GPA in Elementary Education).
As always, we continue to appreciate your warm support for Cobber athletics and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.
- Armin Pipho
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