Spring 2015 Baden Athletes of the Year Announced
Nadeen Al-Ali (Snohomish, WA) cruised to victory in the 2015 womenís tennis championship winning 24 sets to just 8 set losses.
She went undefeated in league play - her only losses came against opponents from 4-yr schools.
Valentin Podgornyy (Tomsk, Russia ) won the 2015 Menís Tennis Championship.
After a bit of a challenge in the opening match where Podgornyy won 6-4, 6-3, he then crushed the 2014 NWAC menís champion in easy fashion 6-1, 6-1. Podgornyyís lone loss on the season came against an opponent from a 4-yr school.
Sophomore, Southwestern Oregon
Montana Frame (Reedsport, OR) turned in the lowest score sheet in the four league matches and was twice the medalist of the match in overall play. After being named the regular season Player of the Year, Frame collected the NWAC Menís Golf title with a four stroke win of 137 (4 under par).
Freshman, Columbia Basin
Neydeen Martinez (Pasco, WA) was the medalist in six of the ten tournaments she played in this year including two NWAC league matches and the 2015 NWAC Golf Championship. Her one stroke lead and score of 147 (3 under par) earned her the NWAC title.
Womenís Track & Field
Brittany Dugger (Spokane, WA) was the 2015 Track & Field womenís high point scorer and helped lead the Sasquatch women to the NWAC title. Dugger was also named the championship Female Outstanding Field Athlete of the Meet on the heals of her three NWAC titles in the 100m Hurdles, 4X100m Relay and the High Jump. Dugger also placed 2nd in the Heptathlon and Long Jump events.
Menís Track & Field
Jayson Brocklesby (Sequim, WA) was the menís high point scorer in the 2015 NWAC Track & Field Championships. He was also named the meetís Outstanding Male Track Athlete after winning the Decathlon with a 235 point lead over the runner-up and earning All-American honors in the 400m Dash and High Jump events.
Lindsie Scholwinski (Coeur díAlene, ID) was a completely dominating pitcher turning in a season record of 29-0 while leading the league in strikeouts with 278 and a .081 earned run average. Scholwinski pitched in four Spokane victories during the 2015 NWAC Championship leading her team to the title. She is both a two-time Eastern Region Pitcher of the Year and NFCA All-American.
Sophomore, Lower Columbia
Seaver Whalen (Vancouver, WA), the West Region MVP, played shortstop for the 2015 NWAC baseball Champions. He was 7th in the league in batting average at .358 and easily led the league in runs scored with 59. He was 2nd in both on- base and slugging percentage. Seaver was ninth in stolen bases with 17 and had a .932 fielding percentage on the Season.