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DSU Athletics announce annual awards
April 26, 2011
Dakota State University held their annual awards at the DSU Honors Banquet Tuesday, April 19 at Dakota Prairie Playhouse. The most outstanding male and female, Dusty Andersen Memorial and NAIA Champions of Character were given out.
Fifth-year senior Anthony Drealan was chosen for the Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year. He has received numerous honors in his career at Dakota State. Most recently, Drealan qualified for the 2011 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Nationals in men's marathon.
Drealan was All-Conference in outdoor track, indoor track and cross country. He was a member of the distance medley relay team that finished second in the 2010 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships. As a result, he earned an NAIA Indoor Track and Field All-American honor.
In 2009, he was named an NAIA Cross Country All-American after placing 25th at the national meet. In addition, he received the NAIA Champions of Character award at the national meet. During that year, Drealan was a member of the first-ever Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) team champions in school history and qualified for NAIA Nationals as a team. He was voted the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Most Outstanding Senior runner.
Drealan was also named a DAC Scholar Athlete for his academic success. He was voted by DSU head coaches for the annual athletic award in Champions of Character (2010).
Anthony is the son of Wayne and Heidi Drealan of Fulda, Minn. He is a Computer Education major at Dakota State University.
The Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year award goes to Danielle Rowe. She was a four-time NAIA All-American high jumper. Rowe recorded a combined six-time DAC champion in high jump (indoor and outdoor) where she also earned All-Conference honors.
She currently holds the DSU school record for the indoor track high jump measurement of five feet and seven inches. Rowe placed fourth in the high jump at the 2011 NAIA Indoor Track National Championship meet. She also qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field national meet in the high jump.
Rowe was listed as a DAC Scholar Athlete during her time at Dakota State.
Danielle is the daughter of Robert and Michelle Rowe of Rapid City, S.D. She is a senior Business and Marketing major at DSU.
Bryce Snyder was voted for the Dusty Andersen award for his outstanding accomplishments in men’s basketball. He was a member of the DSU men’s basketball team for four years. Snyder helped the Trojans to their first winning season since 1993.
Snyder played 113 games in his career at Dakota State, which is the fifth most in the DSU men’s basketball record book in total played. His career average was 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Snyder recorded 53.3 percent from the field during his four-year career.
Bryce is the son of Jayson and Lana Snyder of Hartford, S.D. He is a senior Business Administration major at Dakota State University.
The NAIA Champions of Character annual awards were given to one female and one male student-athlete. Katie Bourk received the award for the females. There was a tie in voting for the male award. Both Josh Windsor and Andy Coy were given the male NAIA Champions of Character award.
According to head women’s basketball coach Joe Reints, “Katie is an outstanding athlete and student academically. She was a good leader on the team and on the DSU campus.”
Bourk was the team captain for the Trojan women’s basketball team. In her career at DSU, she averaged 10.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Bourk was a three-time NAIA Academic Scholar Athlete. In addition, she earned DAC Scholar Athlete honors.
Katie is the daughter of Keith and Carrie Bourk of Blunt, S.D. She will graduate Magna Cum Laude (Physical Education major) this May from DSU.
Windsor was an outstanding athlete and student academically at Dakota State. He displayed good leadership for his teammates, according to head football coach Josh Anderson.
Windsor was a team captain. He was named to ESPN Academic All-District VII team College Division in his senior year. He received NAIA Football Scholar Athlete award in his junior and senior years. He also received the DAC Scholar Athlete award during his four-year career at DSU.
Windsor was nominated to the 2010 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete. He was the recipient for Federal SMART grant, MACSTECH scholarship, Richard and Judy Anderson Athletic award and Roger and Melodee Anderson Athletic endowment. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Iota.
Josh is the son of Paul and Lori Windsor of Harrison, Neb. He will graduate Cum Laude (Computer Science major) from DSU in May.
Sophomore Andy Coy displayed the five cores values in his everyday lives – integrity, respect, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship. Coy helped the DSU cross country team donates over 25 pairs of shoes to ‘Soles 4 Souls’ (a non-profit organization that collects shoes for the less fortunate).
Coy was a coachable athlete, according to head cross country coach Mike Nekuda and men’s track head coach Buzz Stevenson. He is a three-time NAIA All-American athlete. Coy was a member of the 4 x 800-meter relay teams that finished second in 2010 NAIA Indoor and third in 2010 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field national meets. Most recently, he was second in men’s 1000-meter run in the 2011 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships meet. Coy was named to DAC All-Conference in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track.
Andy is the son of Rusty and Cindy Coy of Hill City, S.D. He is studying Biology at Dakota State University.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director