MOORHEAD, Minn. (4/16/20)---The 8th annual Golden Cobbs award ceremony was unlike any other as it was hosted via video on the Cobber Athletics YouTube page due to the coronavirus. While the in-person atmosphere was lacking, the enthusiasm, energy and passion for the annual celebration was the same as any other Golden Cobbs night.
The Golden Cobbs, which is a year-end celebration of all the great accomplishments from the past calendar year in Cobber athletics, was an uplifting ceremony that highlighted all the tremendous Cobber student/athletes, coaches, teams and alumni.
The awards ceremony featured nine different category winners. In addition to the awards voted on by fans, family and friends – achievements in academics by the Concordia student/athletes were also recognized.
For the second straight year the Golden Cobbs featured the Jaynie Halvorson Service Award. The honor is named after former Cobber women's basketball player Jaynie Halvorson and is awarded to the Concordia team with the most volunteer impact in the Fargo-Moorhead community. This year’s recipient was the Cobber women’s soccer team who logged over 300 service hours and helped over 10 different agencies in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
This year's Bucky Burgau Impact Award was awarded to former Cobber men’s hockey players Max Smith and Andrew Deters who helped start, and continue to run, the InSports Foundation which helps kids participate in sports by providing financial assistance and sporting opportunities.
Here is a list of the award winners from the 8th annual Golden Cobbs awards:
Super Cobb (which honors athletic performance, classroom excellence and community involvement): Miriah Forness, Cross Country & Women’s Track & Field
Male Athlete of the Year:
Matt Bye, Men’s Track & Field & Football (2nd straight year)
Female Athlete of the Year: Josie Herrmann, Cross Country & Women’s Track & Field
Newcomer of the Year: Andy Gravdahl, Baseball
Coach of the Year: Chris Howe, Men’s Hockey (2nd straight year)
Individual Performance of the Year: Emily Beseman, Women's Backetball vs. Carleton
Team Best Moment: Football vs. St. John's
Comeback of the Year: Alex Berg, Football
Team of the Year: Men's Hockey
Men's Team GPA: Men's Hockey
Women's Team GPA: Women's Cross Country (2nd straight year)
Jaynie Halvorson Service Award: Women's Soccer
Bucky Burgau Impact Award: Max Smith and Andrew Deters from InSports Foundation
2020 Golden Cobb Award Show
Golden Cobbs Picture Gallery - Apr. 16, 2020