–Guard Mercedes VanKoughnett has been named the UNBC Timberwolves female athlete of the year for the second consecutive season while power forward Charles Barton is the Twolves male athlete of the year. UNBC handed out individual awards at its athletic banquet.
VanKoughnett finished her five years with the Timberwolves as the top overall scorer for the women’s team with 1258 points. She also ranks second in defensive rebounds & assists.
Barton, after only three years playing for UNBC, tops the team in rebounds per game (7.2). In addition, he also sits second with 452 career rebounds, and sixth in overall scoring with 784 points.

Complete list of award winners:

UNCB Timberwolves Awards (all athletes are eligible for these awards, not team specific)

Female Athlete of the Year – Mercedes VanKoughnett,  women’s basketball

Male Athlete of the Year – Charles Barton, men’s basketball

Female Rookie of the Year – Fiona Raymond, women’s soccer

Male Rookie of the Year – Tofa Fakunle, men’s soccer

Men’s Soccer:

Best Defensive Player – Ty Venhola

Golden Boot – Tofa Fakunle

MVP – Tyson Hunter

Coach’s award – Connor Noftle

Women’s Soccer:

Best Defensive Player – Tanya Grob

Best Offensive Player – Sydney Hall

MVP – Sydney Wilson

Green and Gold Award – Tianna Rossi

Men’s Basketball:

Rookie of the Year – Marcus MacKay

Bets Defensive Player – Dan Stark

Most Outstanding Player – Charles Barton

Zane Robison Award – Jeff Chu

Most Inspirational Player – Devin McMurtry

Women’s Basketball:

Best Defensive Player – Emily Kaehn

MVP – Mercedes VanKoughnett

Most Improved – Sarah Robin

Rookie of the Year – Mavia Nijjer