St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud State University’s Director of Athletics Dr. Morris Kurtz has announced that senior wrestler John Sundgren (Blaine/Blaine H.S.) and senior women’s basketball player Talisha Barlow (Little Canada/Roseville H.S.) have been selected as the University’s 2010-11 Male Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively.
Sundgren capped a sterling college career in 2011 by winning the NCAA Division II national championship at 157pounds for the Huskies.
Sundgren was a two-time All-America award winner for the Huskies. He won the NCAA Division II championship at 157-pounds in 2011, and he was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Year in 2011. Sundgren was also selected as a four-time NCAA Division II All-Academic athlete during his collegiate career with the Huskies.
Sundgren ended his career at SCSU with a 92-32 record. In 2010-11, Sundgren served as a team captain and carded a 16-3 record. He helped guide the Huskies to a first place finish at the 2011 NCAA Division II Super Region 3 meet and and a second place finish at the 2011 NCAA Division II championships. The runner-up finish was the best national place for the Huskies in team history, and SCSU’s 19-2 record is the most victories in one season for the Huskies.
Barlow, a guard and a four-year starter for the Huskies was named to the All-NSIC Second Team for the thirdstraight year in 2010-11. Barlow led the Huskies in scoring in 2010-11 with13.0 points per game. She played in every game of her collegiate career (a total of 112 games) and leaves St. Cloud State ranked tenth on the all-timescoring list with 1,520 points. She is the 16th player in school history toscore 1,000 points and collect over 500 rebounds in her career.
In 2010-11, Barlow posted 319 points, 127 rebounds and 39 assists for the Huskies.