|Chris Kearney helped the
Cardinals reach the NCAA Tournament and is a business management
major with a GPA of higher than 3.50.
CUA athletics file photo
The finalists for the prestigious Jostens Trophy were announced today by members of the Rotary Club of Salem, Va. The club is responsible for the initial review of annual nominations and narrowed the pool to 10 men and 11 women finalists.
The Jostens Trophy is awarded to an outstanding Division III
men’s and women’s basketball player who excels on the
floor, in the classroom and in the community.
The Salem Rotary Club Jostens Trophy Committee employs a numerical rating to narrow the list of finalists so that the decision can be made on the most objective basis possible.
Last year, Aris Wurtz of Ripon and Taylor Simpson of Chicago took home the trophies.
Listed below are the finalists for the 2013 Jostens Trophy:
|Men's finalists||Women's finalists|
|Sean Dart, Willamette||Sarah Bingea, UW-Eau Claire|
|John DiBartolomeo, Rochester||Sarah Collins, Babson|
|Keven Donohue, Union||Kate Dellinger, Widener|
|Colton Hunt, Randolph||Katelyn Fischer, Marymount|
|Chris Kearney, Catholic||Rosa LaMattina, Mount Union|
|Taylor Koth, Ripon||Allison Long, Thomas More|
|Michael Mayer, Williams||Kate Nielsen, Simpson|
|Wes Nordquist, Buena Vista||Alexis Popelar, Hardin-Simmons|
|Jason Norsen, St. John Fisher||Connie Urmanski, UW-Superior|
|Nathan Roeder, North Central (Minn.)||Carissa Verkaik, Calvin|
|Jill Woerner, Catholic|
Voters’ ballots are due by March 13 with the winning
schools expected to be notified by March 15. The awards
presentation is scheduled for Thursday, March 21 at the Salem Civic
Center in conjunction with the Men's Division III quarterfinals and
semifinals being hosted in Salem, Va., on March 22-23.
The Jostens Trophy is a national award created by the Rotary Club of Salem, Va., to honor the most outstanding men's and women's Division III basketball players of the year. The award takes into account three vital parts: basketball ability, academic prowess and community service. The trophy models the Rotary International motto of "Service Above Self" by recognizing those who truly fit the ideal of the well-rounded Division III student-athlete. This year's class marks the 16th year the award has been presented.