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Moenkedick, Gervais named athletes of the year

Published 10:19am Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Christine Moenkedick and Lucas Gervais were named female and male athletes of the year as the M State Spartan athletic department held their 40th All Sports Banquet Monday in Legacy Hall on the Fergus Falls campus.

Christine is a sophomore from Verndale and graduated from Bertha-Hewitt High School. She played Volleyball and Softball her freshman year and participated in volleyball, basketball and softball this year.

For the 2012 volleyball season, she has been selected to the Honorable Mention All American Team, second team All State, and first Team All Division. She was also Player of the Week in week two. As a freshman she was selected second team All Division.

In softball she was selected second team all division her freshman year.

Christine will graduate from M State this spring and plans to attend M State in Moorhead for Dental Hygienist.

Lucas is a sophomore from Fergus Falls and has played golf at M State for the last two years. In the fall, Lucas led the Spartans to their second consecutive MCAC and Region 13 Championships. At the same event, he was crowned the individual champion beating the field by an 8 shot margin. He won medalist honors at 5 different events throughout the season.

Lucas and the Spartans will return to New York in June to defend their NJCAA Division 3 National Championship where Lucas was named First Team All-American a year ago.

Lucas plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Omaha on a golf scholarship.

The Spartans also awarded their Coaches Awards. This award is presented to one male and one female and is presented to people that demonstrate what it takes to be a Spartan.

The female Coaches Award went to sophomore Megan Cole. Megan is sophomore from New York Mills and participated in basketball and softball.

The Male Coaches Award went to Arne Robertson. Arne is not a student athlete but attends almost every home game and shoots video and takes pictures for the website.

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