The Inaugural “Timby” Awards


On April 30, 2015 the Michigan Campus Athletic Department held the first “Timby” Awards. The event is will be a new tradition honoring the best of the athletic calendar year at Northwood.

Here are the people and teams that took home the major awards that night:

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Top Team GPA – Volleyball

Team has a cumulative GPA above 3.6, the best in the Athletic Department





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Team of the Year – Men’s Soccer

Team won its first ever conference championship of any kind, taking home the GLIAC Tournament Title.

Team finished the year ranked in the top 25 nationally for the first time in school history.




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Women’s Pack Pride Award

Brianna Blumenherst, Women’s Golf

Chairwoman of the 2015 NU Style Show

President of NU Student Ambassadors

Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council

Claimed the Fashion Marketing and Management Award


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Men’s Pack Pride Award

Jake Riepma, Football

Play-by-Play Announcer for Men’s/Women’s Basketball

NU Student Ambassador

Volleyball/Baseball Announcer

Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes


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Women’s Newcomer of the Year

Maddy Seeley, Women’s Basketball

Third on the team in scoring (10.1 ppg)

Averaged nearly 22 minutes per game

Scored a career-high 27 points on the road against national-ranked Michigan Tech

Ranked among top scorers in the GLIAC among Freshman

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Women’s Athlete of the Year

Gabrielle Rivette, Women’s Basketball

Named First Team All-GLIAC in her final two seasons

Led GLIAC in three-point percentage and assists

Holds Northwood records for three-point percentage in a career (43.2) and a season (46.8)

Ranks second in NU History in free throws made (361) and fourth in free throw attempts (431)

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Men’s Athlete of the Year

Mike Ankoviak, Men’s Soccer/Men’s

Track & Field

2014 Daktronics All-America Honorable Mention (Soccer)

First Team All-Midwest Region

First Team All-GLIAC

Team allowed just 13 goals in 18 matches

Earned All-GLIAC honors in Track & Field as well

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Moment of the Year

Football win at Northern Michigan to open season in honor of Coach Riepma

Northwood opened the year with a 23-13 road win at Northern Michigan

Coach Riepma was unable to attend the game, after which the team honored him during the fight song



Men’s Newcomer of the Year

Maurice Jones, Men’s Basketball

Named Second Team All-GLIAC

Led the GLIAC in steals

Ranked second in assists in the GLIAC

Second leading rebounder on team

Was third on team in scoring