Seven YC athletes receive Daktronics awards

Ana Moyers
#12 Ana Moyers
Crystal Rush
#3 Crystal Rush
Kimberlee DeGroot
#14 Kimberlee Degroot


Seven YC students were recently named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes for their pursuits on and off the playing field.

In order to be a recipient of the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award, the athlete must:

  • Be a junior or senior in good academic standing
  • Have been in attendance at the nominating institution a minimum of one full year
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of nomination at the nominating institution
  • Be certified as eligible for his or her sport.



Three of the recipients were women from volleyball team: Ana Moyers, a junior from Bayfield, Colo.; Crystal Rush, a junior from Jackson, Neb.; and Kimberlee DeGroot, a senior from Bozeman, Mont.

"Ana, Crystal and Kimberlee are the epitome of what student-athletes should strive to be," says volleyball coach Meredith Fear. "All three of them are outstanding team members and athletes and are able to adequately balance the demands of both school and sport. They are extremely deserving of this award and are big reasons why our academics standards for our program have remained high."

Randy Lewis
#12 Randy Lewis
Kris Olson
#18 Kris Olson
Rachel Johnson
#15 Rachel Johnson
Carrie Berzins
#4 Carrie Berzins



Two from the men's soccer team were recognized with this award: Randy Lewis, a senior defender from Geneseo, Ill.; and Kris Olson, a junior midfielder from Fort Worth, Texas.

Two from the women's team were also recognized: Rachel Johnson, a senior midfielder from Des Moines, Iowa; and Carrie Berzins, a junior midfielder from Aurora, Colo.

"We are proud of all our students who put in the time to be excellent in their academics. These students epitomize what it is we want to be about as collegiate athletes and we're grateful they have chosen to a part of this amazing student-athlete experience at York College," says Athletic Director Jared Stark.



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