MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragon Athletics Department announced the year-end awards on Sunday evening at the end of the year banquet. Junior Angie Jetvig and sophomore Derek Bredy were named the 2011 Athletes of the Year.
There were 49 senior athletes recognized for their dedication and service to the Dragon Athletics Department by receiving their graduation sashes that are worn during commencement that will be held on MSUM’s campus on May 13.
The Department also recognized nine All-Americans, 53 All-Conference selections and 93 All-Academic All-Conference honorees.
Jetvig was honored as the 2011 Female Student-Athlete of the Year after leading the Dragon women’s basketball team to a seventh place finish in the NSIC, leading both the league and team in scoring. She averaged 19.3 points per game, ranking her 15th in the nation among NCAA DII women’s basketball players. Jetvig collected 15 games where she scored over 20 points and scored a career-high 28 against the University of Mary on Feb. 5. Not only a great scorer, Jetvig was third in rebounding in the league (8.2 rpg), fifth in blocked shots (1.3 bpg) and also ranked fourth in free-throw percentage, hitting 109 of 126 attempts from the charity stripe.
Among her high scoring efforts in her junior season, she also hit a milestone reached by only 18 other women’s basketball players in the history of the program, by joining the 1,000 point club, only the fourth junior to overcome the plateau. Jetvig ended the 2010-11 season with 1,092 points. To cap her monumental season, Jetvig was honored on three All-American teams including The State Farm Coaches’ All-American honorable mention team, Women’s Division II Bulletin honorable mention All-American and to the NCAA DII Daktronics All-American All-Central Region first team. She was a two-time NSIC Player of the Week as well as a NSIC first team All-Conference selection.
Bredy was announced as the 2011 Male Athlete of the Year as he shows no hesitancy to compete. In his sophomore season, he has done what most hope to accomplish once in their four years of competition. Bredy led the Dragon indoor men’s track and field team to their first team title in over 15 years, as well as claiming the most titles by an individual at MSUM since Head Coach Barnier has taken the helm.
Bredy claimed individual conference titles in three events this spring, with the longest distance in the long jump as well as the fastest times in both the 60 and 200-meter dash. His speedy mark of 6.83 second took the top time in the shorter race and ran the 200-meter in 21.90 seconds. He also competed on the men’s 4×400 relay team, leading that squad to the NCAA Championships, where he competed in four events. This athlete earned two All-American honors at the NCAA Championships earlier this spring and currently ranks 10th in the nation in the 100-meter in the outdoor events.
The Athletes of the Year were honored will represent the Dragon Athletics Department throughout the next year and will cap their awards by co-leading the 2012 Dragon Fire Walk for Athletics that will be held next April.