Hite honored for athleticism
The Nebraska Wesleyan University Athletic Department announced the winners of the 2013-14 ‘Senior Outstanding Athlete Award’ at the NWU student appreciation night that was held on April 29.
Mackenzie Hite of Grant was named the ‘female senior athlete of the year,’ while Tommie Bardsley and Trevor Johnson shared the ‘male senior athlete award.’
Hite was a three-time All-GPAC selection as a libero earning second-team All-GPAC the past two seasons. Hite was a 2012 AVCA/Division III honorable mention All-American. She was named AVCA All-Region and AD3I Independent Player of the Year in 2012 and First-Team All-AD3I the past two seasons.
For her career, Hite played in every set the past four seasons for the Prairie Wolves. She played in 406 career sets at libero and defensive specialist. She finishes her career with 1,712 digs to rank fourth all-time at Nebraska Wesleyan.
Wallace grad attends convention
Phi Theta Kappa’s Beta Alpha Delta chapter at Central Community College-Hastings was recognized at the Phi Theta Kappa international convention April 24-26 in Orlando, Fla.
Rachel Marquardt of Wallace was an attendee along with advisers Julie Mullen and Amy Wahlmeier.
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges.
At the international level, the Beta Alpha Delta chapter received the five-star level in the Five Star Chapter Development Plan. It also received the 2014 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award in recognition of its team’s exceptional teamwork, leadership abilities, promotion and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa.