Mogensen and Harms take Athlete of the Year Awards at the 2024 Charlie’s 
2 mins read

Mogensen and Harms take Athlete of the Year Awards at the 2024 Charlie’s 

 South Dakota hosted the annual Charlie’s Award Show for Coyote Athletics on April 14, where 28 people were presented with awards.

     Many athletes, coaches and staff were in attendance as many different student athletes and teams were recognized for their many achievements this year.

    Sixth-year senior football linebacker Brock Mogensen won the Dr. John Van Why Award, also known as the Male Student Athlete of the Year.

   Fifth-year senior volleyball middle blocker Madison Harms won the Catie Tobin Award, also known as the Female Student Athlete of the Year.

      Swimming and diving senior Caleb Swanson and cross country seventh-year senior Abby Ripperda were the male and female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

    Women’s track and field senior sprinter Erin Kinney won the Colonel Wales Award, or Most Outstanding Athlete from South Dakota.

     Men’s basketball junior guard Kaleb Stewart and Women’s cross country freshman Madison Brouwer won male and female Rookie of the Year.

     Men’s track and field redshirt sophomore Tristan Gray and Ripperda won the Courage Award.

    The women’s cross country team won the Outstanding Team of the Year after winning the Summit League Championships on October 28 for the sixth time, the first time since 2018.

    Bob Nielson won Coach of the Year for football after leading the program to the playoffs as the No. 3 seed after a 9-2 regular season record, making it all the way to the FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals for the first time in school history.

      The men’s track and field tream, and swimming and diving junior Emily Kahn tied for the Performance of the Year.

     Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Natalie Portwood won the Student Athlete Choice Award.

    Men’s golf and women’s volleyball won the Dr. Jack Powell and Dr. Tina Keller Leader of the Pack Award for Academic Excellence in men’s and women’s sports for the highest team GPA.

     Women’s track and field also took home the Coyote Cup.

     Max Burchill, Morgan Hansen, Jarek Glenn, McKenna Herrmann, Mogensen, Nick LaMotte, Ella Greenberg, Janaina Zanin, Alivia Conte, Zachary Kopp, Katherine Roberson, Paige Alter, Ethan Heitman, Tre Young, Ella Byers, Madison Jochum, Franziska Neck and Harms were selected for Coyote Character Awards in their individual sports.

Photo Credit: Tavin Carncross | The Volante