Athletic Department Recognizes Winter Athletes
(3/22/12) Ankeny, IA – The Faith Baptist Bible College Athletic Department wrapped up the winter sports season with its annual Winter Sports Athletic Awards Fellowship on Thursday, March 22. The coaches spent the evening recognizing the excellent on and off the court work of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams during their 2011-2012 campaigns. Individual recognitions were also presented to several of the athletes.
Women’s head coach Reuben Rosekopf presented the women’s basketball awards. Sophomore point guard Jenna Smith received several honors. Smith was selected to the NCCAA II North Central All Region team and to the MCCC All Conference team. Smith was also selected by her teammates as the 2011-2012 women’s basketball MVP. Junior Shelby Whitcomb was recognized by the NCCAA as a Scholar Athlete. Scholar Athletes are those juniors and seniors who maintain a 3.4 or higher GPA. Newcomers Julia Bray and Natalie Bunjer were recognized with team awards. Bray was given the Coaches Award by the coaching staff, while Bunjer was selected by her teammates as the Most Improved award winner. In addition to his season review, Coach Rosekopf noted the ministry the team had at the girl’s state training school in Toledo, Iowa.
On the men’s side, head coach Brian Fincham recognized several of the Eagle men for their regional and national honors. Junior Dathan Marshall was named an NCCAA All American and was selected to both the NCCAA North Central All Region Team and the MCCC All Conference team. Dathan was also selected by his teammates as the team MVP. Junior Tyler Betz was an NCCAA North Central All Region Team selection as well as an NCCAA Scholar Athlete. Senior Tyler Terlouw was an NCCAA North Central All Region selection, an MCCC All Conference Selection, and was given the Coaches Award by the coaching staff. Senior Paul Brown was an NCCAA North Central All Region selection and was selected by his teammates as the team Most Improved. Senior Chad Fincham was an NCCAA North Central All Region Team selection and a Scholar Athlete. Coach Fincham concluded his remarks by sharing a testimony about the team’s ministry at the boy’s state training school in Eldora, Iowa.
Following the team and individual recognitions, Director of Athletics Brian Fincham recognized five senior men for their commitment of time and effort to the men’s basketball program for the past four years. Seniors Job Akkermann, Ryan Johnson, Paul Brown, Chad Fincham, and Tyler Terlouw were presented with commemorative basketballs and given time to address those present. Following the senior remarks, president of the college, Dr. James D. Maxwell III, closed the fellowship in prayer.
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