MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Nordic skiing team announced its individual award winners on Saturday (April 26) at the Sports Hall of Fame and Student Athlete Awards Banquet. Junior Kyle Bratrud (Most Valuable Player and Scholar-Athlete), senior Rosie Frankowski (Most Valuable Player and Scholar-Athlete), freshmen Fredrik Schwencke and Kristen Bourne (Newcomers of the Year) and sophomore Sam Elfstrom and junior Mary Kate Cirelli (Most Improved) were honored.
Bratrud was an All-American this past season in the classic race at the NCAA Championships and won the classic race at the Central Regional Championships. He was also named first team all-CCSA and a member of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association All-Academic Team.
Frankowski was a two-time All-American and was the runner up in the women's freestyle race at the NCAA Championships. During her career she was a two-time CCSA Skier of the Year and competed for team USA at the U23 Junior World Championships this past season. She was a two-time first team All-CCSA selection and a second team All-CCSA selection this past season.
Schwencke was a two-time All-American and was named the CCSA Skier of the Year. He finshed sixth in the freestyle race and 10th in the classic race at the NCAA Championships while also earning podium spots in both races at the CCSA Championships.
Bourne was ninth in the freestyle race at the NCAA Central Regional and finished 14th in the classic race.
Elfstrom was 18th in the men's classic race and 14thin the men's freestyle race at the NCAA Central Regional.
Cirelli was an All-American in the women's classic race at the NCAA Championships and was sixth in the freestyle at the NCAA Central Regional and was an All-CCSA selection after winning the CCSA Championship in the women's classic race.