College sports: UMD doles out athlete awards
A pair of national champions — women's track and field hurdler Danielle Kohlwey and men's hockey forward Parker Mackay — were bestowed with Minnesota Duluth's Outstanding Female and Male Senior Athlete Awards for 2018-19, respectively, Monday at the Dinner with Champions dinner at the UMD Kirby Ballroom.
Kohlwey is a five-time NCAA Division II All-American, attaining that honor three times in indoor track and twice in outdoor. She captured the NCAA Division II indoor 60-meter hurdle crown to become UMD's fifth female individual national champion.
Mackay captained the Bulldogs to their second NCAA championship in as many years earlier this month. He closed out his final collegiate season ranking first on the UMD scoring charts while establishing career highs for points (33), goals (a team-leading 16) and assists (17).
Other awards went to Jason Balts (football) and Makenzie Morgen (volleyball), who received this year's E.L. "Duce" Rasmussen Award as the school's top scholar-athletes. In addition, senior women's soccer goalkeeper Sisely Ng was the recipient of the Shjon Podein Community Service Award, while the Chancellor's Cup went to the volleyball team for maintaining the best collective grade-point average during the last two semesters and the UMD Team Impact Award was given to the women's tennis team for averaging the most community service hours during the school year.