Robert Dusty Andersen Memorial Award

The Robert "Dusty" Andersen Memorial Award is presented in memory of Dusty to the outstanding athlete in baseball or basketball.

Dusty Andersen participated and lettered in basketball and baseball (1966-1969). Dusty was very active in campus activities, including President of the Varsity Club, Student Senate member, a member of the Dakota State College Band, and the Physical Education Major's Club. Dusty was lost to Dakota State and Friends in an automobile accident homecoming evening 1969.

Jordan Snyder (2014)

Jordan Snyder was this year's recipient for the Dusty Andersen award for his outstanding accomplishment in men's basketball.  He returned to the Trojan men's basketball team after a year of absence for military trailing and played in 22 games, averaging 5.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in his senior season. 

Snyder posted his career-best 62.1 percent from the field, making 41 field goals in 66 attempts.  He helped the Trojans advance to the first-ever North Star Athletic Association Men's Basketball Postseason Championship game. 

Snyder was an integral member of the DSU men's basketball team that won the first-ever Association of Independent Institutions Men's Basketball Postseason Tournament Championships, and advanced to the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament for the first time since 1992. 

Snyder finished his career with 4.2 points (345 career points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Trojans.

Jordan is the son of Jayson and Lana Snyder of Hartford, S.D.  He is a senior Business Administration at Dakota State University.

Year Name
2014 Jordan Snyder

2013

Luke Lamb
2012 Spencer Adams
2011 Bryce Snyder
2010 Brian Bolin
2009 Ryan Breitling
2008 Greg Biagi
2007 Joe Backus
2006 Terry McGowan
2005 Ryan Burggraff
2005 Josh Cuffe
2004 Kyle Konopasek
2003 Aaron Vogt
2002 J.F. Jensen
2001 Chad Kurtenbach
2000 Jason Smidt
1999 Jamie Mallery
1998 Devin Alfson
1997 Bill Koerner
1996 Justin Heckenlaible
1995 Joe Hall
1994 C. Michael Anderson
1993 Kevin Smith
1992 Bruce Koele
1991 Rob Grady
1990 Allan Evans
1989 Harold Lance II
1988 Paul Dwyer
1987 Rick Dunlap
1986 Rick Dunlap
1985 Tim Asche
1984 Todd Cavanaugh
1983 Kirk Knight
1982 Randy Schaefer
1981 Brian Jacobsen
1980 Brian Jacobsen
1979 Paul Park
1978 Kim Nelson
1977 Terry Kasperbauer
1976 Mike Nelson
1975 Warren Quail
1974 Ted Poncelet
1973 Mike Nelson
1972 Tom Shea
1971 Dave Gassman
1970 Mike Alberts
 
 
 
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