The prestigious Loraine Schumacher Outstanding Female Athlete honor was awarded to Rachael Dillon for her achievements during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Rachael is a native of Billings, MT and is currently a senior at Dickinson State University. Dillon is a two-time, All-Conference selection and Gold Glove winner for the North Star Athletic Conference. She is also a member of the 2017 All-Region Team.
During her time at DSU, Dillon has a career batting average of .415, including hitting .445. This year she currently has 122 hits, 30 doubles and 76 RBI's.
Rachael is pursuing a degree in Composite Social Science with an emphasis in Criminal Justice.
For the 2017-2018 year, there were two recipients of the Harry Wienbergen Award for Outstanding Male Athlete.
Dylan Skabo was a standout athlete for the Hawks in both football and baseball for the past four years.
During his baseball career, Skabo started 154 games while earning many accolades including three-time NSAA Honorable Mention and NSAA First team All-Conference his Junior season where he had a .414 batting average. Skabo finished his career with an impressive .335 batting average. He also tallied 36 stolen bases and was the Blue Hawks Champion of Character recipient for 2018.
In football he was a two-year starter at wide receiver where he made several game-breaking plays as a returner. Skabo was a two-time All-Conference selection for the Blue Hawks.
Off the field Skabo is an outstanding representative of a true student-athlete. He was a member of the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leaders Program and an Academic All-American. Skabo will graduate next week with his degree in Business while maintaining a cumulative GPA of a 3.91.
Thomas Sease was a standout, dual-sport athlete in both football and track and field.
Sease was a four-year starter at linebacker for the Blue Hawks. He was named All-Conference for three years during his career. As a senior Sease received Player-of-the-Year in the NSAA Conference and was a First Team All-American honoree. In 2017, he became the all-time leading tackler in the history of Blue Hawk Football, all while playing with two broken wrists. Sease helped lead the Hawks to three consecutive North Star titles and three straight NAIA playoff appearances.
While competing in track and field, Sease was a multi-sport athlete. He received All-Conference honors on four occasions and qualified for the national meet twice in 2016 and 2017.
Sease also achieves in the classroom and is a two-time Academic All-American and will graduate with a 3.87 cumulative GPA in Psychology. He will continue his education by working on a second degree in Exercise Science.