Athletes Honored at Fall Awards Fellowship
The Athletic Department, along with fans, friends, and parents of the Faith Eagles gathered last night in the Nettleton Center to honor the winter sports athletic teams. The men's basketball and women's basketball teams were recognized for their dedication and ministry throughout the season. Coaches also recognized those athletes who received conference, regional, or national awards.
Coach Reuben Rosekopf started the night off with a review of the women's basketball season. Included in the review were highlights from the year, including the growth and development the young team showed and the competetive spirit displayed in the Midwest Christian College Conference tournament and the NCCAA II North Central Regional tournament. Coach Rosekopf also shared highlights from the team's road trips and presented the team Coaches, Most Improved, and Most Valuable Player awards.
Following the women's basketball presentation, coach Brian Fincham spent some time sharing about the men's basketball season. Coach Fincham highlighted the success experienced by this year's team during the second semester after facing a challenging first semester. He also took some time to highlight the growth the team showed throughout the season, culminating in a successful stint at the Association of Christian College Athletics National Tournament. Recognition was given to those men who received NCCAA II All Region and MCCC All Conference recognition, followed by the presentation of the team awards.
Following the team presentations, Director of Athletics Brian Fincham gave special recognition to the MCCC All Conference, NCCAA II All Region, NCCAA II All American, and NCCAA II Scholar Athlete selections.
Next up was the presentation of the Senior awards. Recognition was given to those seniors who had participated in their particular sport for four years. The seniors were given the opportunity to address the gathering, sharing their personal memories, highlights, and learning experiences from their four years of participation. The Athletic Department presented the seniors with a personalized commemorative ball in honor of their commitment of time and effort over the past four years.
Dr. Bob Domokos, long time voice of the Eagles, closed out the evening with a few words of thanks and prayer.
2013 Faith Eagle's Award Recipients
Tyler Betz – NCCAA 1st Team All Region, MCCC 1st Team All-Conference, NCCAA National Player of the Week, NCCAA 1st Team All American, Scholar Athlete, Team MVP
Dillon Gingerich – NCCAA 2nd Team All Region, Team Most Improved
Jordan Marshall - Coaches Award
Jenna Bean – NCCAA II 2nd Team All Region, MCCC All-Conference Honorable Mention, Team MVP
Shelby Whitcomb – NCCAA Scholar Athlete
Ashley Pearson – Team Most Improved
Amber McCool – Coaches Award
Team Award Winners
(L to R): Jordan Marshall, Jenna Bean, Tyler Betz,
Amber McCool, Ashley Pearson, Dillon Gingerich
Women's Basketball Team - MCCC Sportsmanship Award
Back (L to R): Reuben Rosekopf, Becca Saatman, Kellie Warne, Curt Fincham
Middle (L to R): Ashley Pearson, Moriah Payne,
Middle (cont.): Shelby Whitcomb, Carissa Grogg, Amber McCool
Front: (L to R): Hannah Nichols, Heidi Fitzsimmons, Jenna Bean
Scholar Athlete Recipients
(L to R): Tyler Betz, Shelby Whitcomb