Rogers and Titus Named Viking Award Winners; Coach of the Year Awards

May 8th, 2013 @ 1:35 pm | Author: Viking Sports Admin
The 2012-13 athletic seasons are nearly complete, and with another successful year the Valley City State University athletic department announced its annual athletic awards highlighting the many achievements throughout the year.

Honored with the Viking Award were seniors Courtney Titus and Patrick Rogers. Titus is a 4-year starter for the women’s basketball program. She has maintained a 3.9 gpa and honored as a 2-time Daktronics scholar athlete. In her senior season she was selected to the 2013 A.I.I. all-tournament team. She finished the season ranked #26 in steals in the NAIA and scored 734 career points while helping the program earn three trips to the NAIA National Tournament Courtney has been accepted into Creighton School of Law.

Rogers, is the only player in the history of the program to play on three teams that won at least 20 games. He is a 2-time NAIA scholar athlete and academic All-American. In addition to varsity athletics, he has participated in the tennis club; served as an ambassador; worked as a night manager in the information desk; worked with intramurals; volunteered on the substance abuse task force and assisted with tax preparations for the elderly.

VCSU Coaches of the Year awards were given to head women’s basketball coach, Jill DeVries and head men’s basketball coach Jeff Kaminsky. DeVries coached her team to their third consecutive NAIA National Tournament appearance and record 24 win season finishing the season rank 25th in the final poll. She earned her 200th career coaching victory during the 2012-13 campaign.

Kaminsky led the Vikings to the programs first ever NAIA National Tournament and second consecutive 20-win season while earning his 400th career victory.