Athletics Awards Night 2015

On May 6 Trinity student-athletes, coaches, and support personnel gathered in the DeVos Athletics Center for the 2015 Athletics Awards Night. At the event the athletics community reflected on the 2014-15 sports season, celebrated outstanding team and individual accomplishments, and acknowledged the recipients of the Athletics Department’s special awards.  

The program included a review of the year’s sports season presented in word and video and through reflections by senior athletes Marcus Devers and Rebecca DeHaan. The awards presentation included recognition of Dennis Harms, who has served as the men’s golf coach for the past four years, and the announcement of Women’s Athletics, Keith Albers Memorial, and the Rich Kooy Awards, as well as the Female and Male Athlete of the Year honors.

The Women’s Athletics Award and the Keith Albers Award, the department’s highest honors, are career awards given to a female and male athlete who exhibit exemplary play on the athletic field, high achievement in the classroom, and leadership in campus activities. This year’s selections were Anna Bos ’15 of Rockford, Michigan, and Logan Vos ’15 of Ripon, California.

Bos is a four-year cross country and track runner who has made significant impact to both of those programs.  In cross country she is a four-time NAIA national qualifier and the program highest place finisher at that national meet. She earned all-conference honors four times, was the 2015 CCAC Runner of the Year, and is the program’s first conference champion.  In addition she is a NAIA All-American, a NCCAA All-American twice, and the school record holder.

In her track career Bos holds school records in the 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000 meters. She qualified for the NAIA Indoor Championships in three seasons, became Trinity’s first-ever NAIA All-American in 2012, and followed with All-American honors in 2014. In the outdoor season she has qualified for the NAIA Championships in three seasons and earned All-American honors in 2014. She is also a two-time NCCAA All-American for the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Bos, a biochemistry major, excelled in her academic studies and earned NAIA, NCCAA, and CCAC scholar-athlete honors.  

Vos, the Albers Award recipient, is a four-year dual sport athlete in golf and men’s basketball. He led the golf team with the low average in each of his four years and for his career posted a 79.4 average. He finished in the top 15 in the conference for two seasons and had seven top 10 finishes in his career matches.  This past fall he made school history as the program’s first NCCAA national qualifier.
 
In between the fall and spring golf seasons, Logan was a member of the basketball team and in his senior year was a starter. For his career he averaged 4.3 points and 2.2 rebounds and shot 39.8 percent from three-point range.

Academically Vos was a standout in the classroom as an accounting major. He was a member of Trinity’s Honors Program and earned NAIA, NCCAA, and CCAC scholar-athlete honors in both sports.

For their outstanding individual accomplishments this year, senior volleyball and basketball player Erynn Schuh of Frankfort, Illinois, and sophomore cross country and track runner Cody Velthuizen of Lynden, Washington were named Athletes of the Year.   

Schuh, the starting setter on the volleyball team, was a key contributor to the team’s success that included a season record number of victories and the program’s first NCCAA national title. She was named the MVP of that tournament as well as the NCCAA /AVCA National Player of the Year. She also earned highest honors for the conference as Setter and Player of the Year.  In addition she was conference Player of the Week three times, NAIA National Player of the Week, NCCAA Region Player of the Year, NCCAA All-American, NAIA All-American Third Team, and scholar-athlete. For the season Schuh led the conference and was second in the nation in total assists, set school season records in assists and total serves, and led the team in serving percentage.

Joining the basketball team after the completion of the volleyball season, Schuh played in 14 games, of which she started in nine, and averaged 5.7 points and 3.6 rebounds.  

Velthuizen was the men’s cross country team’s top runner in every meet this season. He was a NAIA national qualifier and finished in the top third of the competitors. He earned all-conference honors as well as NCCAA All-American honors with a seventh place finish at that national championship race.

In the indoor track season Velthuizen was a NCCAA national qualifier in the 5000 meter. For the outdoor season he placed third in three events at the CCAC Championships and earned all-conference honors in each of those races.

Recognizing a member of the Trinity community who has made a significant contribution to the athletics department, the Rich Kooy Award was presented to Tim Timmons, Physical Plant Director.  Over the past four years the athletics department has been blessed with growth and improvement to its facilities with the DeVos Athletics Center and the Schaaf Athletics Complex.  The construction, implementation, and maintenance of these facilities have added to the responsibility of Timmons. He, along with his staff, has done an outstanding job of meeting the needs demanded by these new facilities. He has been a blessing to our department with his prompt and thorough work as well as his gracious and cordial demeanor.