MOORHEAD, Minn. (5/24/21)---Concordia seniors Megan Gavin and Taylor Erholtz capped their conference-playoff season by being voted on the MIAC postseason award list by the league coaches.
Gavin was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team while Erholtz earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors. Fellow senior Cassandra Bohnsack was selected by Concordia as the team's representative on the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.
It is the second conference postseason award for Gavin. She was placed on the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team as a sophomore in 2019. Erholtz earns the first MIAC postseason award of her career.
Gavin and Erholtz helped Concordia to its highest MIAC finish since the 2006 season. The Cobbers went 9-13 in league play and finished sixth in the final conference standings. The nine league wins was the most since 2011. The 2021 Concordia team also earned its first-ever MIAC playoff berth, and beat St. Ben's 2-0 in the playoff play-in game to record the program's first-ever playoff win.
Gavin was the team's No.1 pitcher and broke the school record for most strikeouts in a single season. She also became the program's all-time strikeout leader in 2021. Gavin finished the conference season by appearing in 13 games and posting a 2.21 earned run average. She had 110 strikeouts in her 79.1 innings pitched against league opponents.
Gavin finished the year third in the MIAC in strikeouts in conference contests. She was also third in strikeouts per seven innings (9.71), fourth in innings pitched and sixth in ERA among top starting pitchers.
Erholtz was the team's infield leader from her position at third base. She started 21 of the 22 MIAC games and finished with a .286 batting average. She led the team in league games in slugging percentage (.460), doubles (5), home runs (2) and total bases (29). Her home run total was tied for ninth in the league.
Erholtz hit .289 in all games and had a .471 slugging percentage with three homers and 13 doubles. All of those numbers were team highs.
Past Cobber MIAC Award Winners
MIAC Rookie of the Year
2004 - Kelli Niess
2019 - Maria Pake
2018 - Brooke Ankerfelt
2017 - Madison Little
2016 - Abigail Haraldson
2015 - Madison Little
2013 - Paige Beseman
2012 - Kaia Sele
2011 - Kesley Jones
2010 - Kesley Jones
2009 - Amanda Michaelson
2008 - Amanda Michaelson
2007 - Kelli Niess
2006 - Kelli Niess, Lindy Sparby
2005 - Mandy Pearson
2004 - Kelli Niess
2003 - Jill Flatau
2002 - Kathy Braun, Jill Pontius
2001 - Amanda Schindeldecker
2000 - Cindy Frey, Erin Gunderson
1999 - Erin Gunderson, Heidi Mueller
1998 - Sheri Damlo, Heidi Mueller
1997 - Cindy Frey, Mindy Schirm
1996 - Stacey Hoien, Tracy Sparby
1995 - Jenni Carlson, Mindy Schirm
1994 - Stacy Hoien, Heather Johnson
1993 - Jen Bosshardt
1992 - ?
1991 - Sue Kalpin, Jenny Mulville
1990 - Missy Bjerke, Jenny Mulville
1989 - Joan Swanson
1988 - Beck Ehnert
MIAC Honorable Mention
2019 - Megan Gavin
2016 - Madison Little, Mackenzie McCloud
2015 - Ashley Tibbetts
2014 - Paige Beseman
2013 - Kaia Sele
2012 - Kesley Jones, Joelle Link
2011 - Kaia Sele
2010 - Maddie Haroldson, Kaia Sele
2009 - Emily Jensen, Kesley Jones
2008 - Erin Johnson
2007 - Shantelle Nogowski
2006 - Shantelle Nogowski
2005 - Jolene Robertus, Lindy Sparby
2004 - Mandy Pearson
1998 - Allison Haaland
1997 - Lana Thompson
1996 - Amy Donahue, Mindy Schirm
1995 - Amy Donahue
1993 - Stacey Hoien, Melissa Kohl, Nancy Umland