Following a strong fall sports season, Doane College leads the way for the GPAC All-Sports Trophy. Teams earn points based on their finish in each respective sport, with 11 points awarded to the team that wins the conference crown and one point give to the team that finishes last.
Doane currently leads the way with 49.0 points after posting three runner-up finishes during the fall athletic season. Morningside and Hastings are chasing the Tigers. Morningside posted 46 points and claimed conference titles in football and volleyball while Hastings has 45 points following titles in men's and women's soccer.
The Tigers posted 26 points on the women's side as soccer and volleyball finished second overall and combined for 20 points. Soccer posted an 11-4-2 mark on the year while going 9-1 in GPAC play. The volleyball team was 29-6 overall and 12-4 in conference action. The cross country team posted six points with a sixth place finish in the conference championship meet.
The men posted 23 points for Doane. The football team tied for second after an 8-2 season with a 7-2 mark in conference. They finished the regular season ranked No. 20. Men's soccer finished fifth with a 7-9-2 record and 5-3-2 GPAC mark. Cross Country also posted a fifth place finish at the GPAC Championships in Lincoln.
The success on the field, in the area or on the course led to many honors throughout the year. The GPAC announced the fall sports All-Conference honors recently and a total of 41 student-athletes were honored. Doane also had three GPAC Players-of-the-Year. The Tigers student-athletes also earned 31 Athlete-of-the-Week honors in their respective sports.
In football, Anthony Dunn was named the Offensive Player-of-the-Year following a record setting season. He was also one of 20 football players to earn a spot on the all-conference team.
In volleyball, Susan Rollman was named the Player-of-the-Year for the GPAC. An All-American a year ago, she posted more kills than last season and ranked first in attack percentage in the GPAC. A total of five players were named All-GPAC.
Edwin Ronoh led the men's cross country team this season and became the first Doane individual conference champion since 1987. He was named the men's Runner-of-the-Year for the GPAC. Ronoh was one of three Tigers to earn All-GPAC recognition on the men's and women's sides.
The women's soccer team placed eight players on the all-conference list following school records with nine conference wins and overall win-percentage. Courtney Richards scored 17 goals on the year, second in the GPAC.
The men's soccer team added five players to the All-GPAC list, including senior Devon Strecker on the First Team. Strecker broke the school record for career goals, finishing with 38.
In addition to the post-season honors, the follow was a break down for Athlete-of-the-Week honors:
Football - 10 (for offensive, defensive or special teams)
Volleyball - 8 (for player, setter or libero)
Women's Soccer - 3 (for offensive or defensive)
Men's Soccer - 5 (for offensive or defensive)
Cross Country - 5 (for men's or women's runner)