CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Haley Jones (Waterloo, Iowa/West) and Trevor Heitland have been named the 2016-17 Barron Bremner Outstanding Athletes at Coe College. Jones was an all-region softball player, while Heitland was an All-American on the football team.
Jones was an NFCA All-Midwest Region Second Team selection, while also being named to the All-Iowa Conference First Team. Jones ranked 26th in the nation in home runs and sacrifice flies, while ranking 34th in the nation with .24 home runs per game. She hit a career-high 10 home runs, while driving in 40 runs. She hit .341 on the year with 30 runs scored and 42 hits. Off the field, Jones was an Academic All-Iowa Conference selection.
Heitland was the runner-up for the Gagliardi Trophy, given to the top football player in NCAA Division III. He earned All-American honors from D3football.com, the American Football Coaches Association and the Associated Press. Heitland was named the Iowa Conference Offensive MVP, while also being named to the D3football.com All-West Region First Team and an All-Iowa Conference First Team selection. Heitland led all NCAA divisions with 223.92 all-purpose yards per game, while leading NCAA Division III with 1,913 rushing yards and 317 carries. He set school records in rushing attempts and all-purpose yards, while his 1,913 yards rushing was the second most in school history.
Aleena Hobbs (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington) from the women's basketball team and Haley Resnick (Bettendorf, Iowa/Assumption) from women's tennis were also finalists for the women. Hobbs was a D3Hoops.com All-West Region Third Team selection, while Resnick was named to the All-Iowa Conference team in singles and doubles. For the men, Brady Anderson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) from men's tennis and Chris Hawkins (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) from the men's track and field team were also finalists. Anderson was the Iowa Conference MVP, while also earning All-American honors from the ITA and Academic All-American honors from CoSIDA. Hawkins was an all-region selection during the indoor and outdoor seasons, while qualifying for the NCAA National Championships in both seasons as well.
John Strohm '79 and his wife, Mary Pat Link, have generously established an endowed fund to annually provide awards to the top three Coe female athletes and the top three Coe male athletes. John's sisters, Nina and Tara, are also 1979 Coe graduates. Their parents, Lloyd and Dorothy Strohm, are supporters of Coe activities. Nina Strohm's husband, John Golden, is a 1976 Coe graduate. Two of John and Mary Pat's children have graduated from Coe, Kristin Strohm in 2005 and Kelly Strohm in 2013.