The Male and Female Athlete of the Year shall be awarded to the Outstanding Male and Female student-athletes of the year who first and foremost display outstanding athletic performance and accomplishments in the year of the nomination. Coaches in each sport nominate one athlete per team per gender based on criteria selection and 100 point scale system. There is a meeting to establish a short list based on criteria scores and this slate of nominees are moved to a final selection committee that ultimately selects the award winners. Our thanks to Dr. Rani Palo, Karen Bossman, Jessica Hagel and Ben Curry for their service on this year's Selection Committee.
Says Bill Penny, Head Coach, Vikings Golf, "Michael has certainly proven over his three years at Augustana College that his golfing record speaks for itself. He has been our leader, on and off the course since his first year. Once the snow goes usually by early April, Michael will be out everyday ( as he has since I have known him). Hitting balls and playing rounds. It's his strong work habits and determination that has got him to where he is at with his golf. I couldn't be more proud to have had the opportunity to work with such a outstanding young man and to see his development. I have no doubts that Michael will make not only the ACAC conference proud, but also all of the Camrose golfing community and the entire Augustana Campus at the upcoming College/University Championship in Chilliwack, BC."