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Nanook point guard Emmanuel Jenkins scores on a fast break against St. Thomas of Florida in the opening round of the 2008 Glacier Classic in the Patty Center.
Nanook point guard Emmanuel Jenkins scores on a fast break against St. Thomas of Florida in the opening round of the 2008 Glacier Classic in the Patty Center.

2009-2010 Accomplishments

  • MEN’S BASKETBALL: Won three of their last four games including an upset of #9 Seattle Pacific (113-105 in OT) and defeating Northwest Nazarene 77-75 on senior night; two honorable mention All-GNAC selections.
  • WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Junior Grace Milliken named to the College Sports Information Directors of America ( CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team; two members finished in the top 15 for scoring and three were in the top 15 for rebounding.
  • MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY: Einar Often, ’10, and sophomore Theresia Schnurr named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District men’s and women’s track and field/cross country teams; 10 GNAC All-Academic team members.
  • MEN’S HOCKEY: 2009 Kendall Hockey Classic and Brice Alaska Goal Rush tournament champions; Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup champions; earned program’s first NCAA Division I Tournament appearance; two national Rookie of the Month awards; Dion Knelsen, ’10, named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Men’s First Team, CCHA Scholar- Athlete of the Year, CCHA Humanitarian of the Year and Hockey Humanitarian finalist.
  • RIFLE: Finished 2nd at the 2010 NCAA Rifle Championships (fifth time in program history); Dan Jordan, ‘01 named NRA Coach of the Year for the second time; Patrik Sartz, ’10, national runner up in smallbore at the Championships; five shooters earned a total of eight NRA rifle All-American honors.
  • WOMEN’S SWIMMING: Three All-PCSC selections; three Academic All-PCSC selections; junior Mariya Pavlovskaya earned three honorable mention All-American awards at NCAA Division II Championships.
  • MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SKIING: Four skiers participated in NCAA Championships; both teams finished second overall in the NCAA Central Region Championships; Julia Pierson, ’10, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team five skiers were named to the first and second All-CCSA teams.
  • WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Eight GNAC All-Academic Team selections; Megan Thigpen, ’10, first team All-GNAC, Alexa Sherman, ’10, honorable mention All-GNAC, team set a GNAC record for hitting percentage in a four-set match.

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