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Press Release

June 1, 2006

Lamberson Awarded the Ken B. Jones for MIAA Student-Athlete of the Year

Courtesy of Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An All-America football player and a national champion distance runner were honored with Ken B. Jones Awards for MIAA Student-Athlete of the Year Thursday (June 1) at the Downtown Marriott Hotel's Basie Ballroom.

Josh Lamberson, a senior quarterback for the Northwest Missouri State University football team, became second from his school in as many seasons to win the award. It is the third time a Northwest male has won in five years, and the sixth time the honor went to a football student-athlete.

Senior indoor track & field student-athlete Kristin Anderson of Central Missouri State University, became the first Jennie to win the award outright -- softball player Julie Cobb shared the honor in 1998. It is the fourth time in five years a track student-athlete has won on the women's side, and seventh time overall. Anderson was a 2004-05 finalist.

The awards are named for the MIAA's first full-time commissioner, who retired in 1997 after 16 years of service to the conference. Jones passed away in May 2004.

A 10-member panel of athletics directors, sports information directors, senior women's administrators, and faculty athletics representatives -- including a representative from each school -- selects the winners. Judging is done in four areas for each nominee, 2005-06 Athletic Accomplishments, 2005-06 Academic Accomplishments, 2005-06 Campus/Community Service and Career Athletic, Academic and Service Achievements.

Voting took place in mid-May. To be nominated, a student-athlete must have a 3.00 cumulative grade-point average as of April 1, and complete at least their junior season of eligibility in the 2005-06 season.


Men's Winner
Josh Lamberson
Senior · Northwest Missouri State
Football · Wilber, Neb.
Corporate recreation major · 4.00 cumulative GPA

2005-06 Athletic Accomplishments: 2005 Harlon Hill nominee... 2005 Second Team All-MIAA selection at quarterback 2005 Daktronics Second Team All-Southwest Region... 2005 Football Gazette All-America Third-Team Offense Ranked 18th in the nation in passing efficiency (150.5) and 30th in total offense (249.9) as a senior... Was the top passer in the MIAA in yards per game (251.1)... Threw for at least one touchdown in 26 straight games (not including injured game in 2004) to end his career... As a starter, Lamberson was 24-6 Set single-season school record in passing yards (3,766) and completions (324)... His 33-of-49 effort for 326 yards in the National Championship set a game-record for completions, which also tied a school record ­ he was named the National Championship MVP... Tied NCAA-II record for 12 games in a season over 200 yards passing... Was fourth on the MIAA career charts (all games) in passing yards (8,064) and sixth in total offense (8,064) and ninth in total offense (regular season games) with 6,777 and 10th in passing yards with 6,000 Holds six career games of 300-plus passing yards, including 311 against Washburn in the 2005 playoffs... Hit for his fourth career four-TD contest versus Washburn... Had a 3.7-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio... Earned Homecoming MVP (Don Black Award) honors for his record-setting effort against Central Missouri (Oct. 22) Finished first in Northwest career annals (all games) with a 65.8 completion percentage, completions and total offense and fell just one touchdown shy of the career mark with 65 and his 7,365 passing yards were 81 shy of the all-time record.

2005-06 Academic Accomplishments: 2005 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® of the Year in the College Division... 2005 First-team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America®... Semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy (Academic "Heisman")... 2005 MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll Graduated Summa Cum Laude (Perfect GPA) MIAA Presidential Scholar (4.0 GPA) MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll 2005 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII College Division First Team.

2005-06 Campus/Community Service: Blue Key National Honor Fraternity President Cardinal Key National Honor Fraternity Vice President Omicron Delta Kappa Student Representative National Collegian Scholars Student Advisory Committee Outstanding Achievement for Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges Football Coach for 3rd-5th graders Quarterback Academy Instructor Mortar Board Phi Eta Sigma Leadership Society Student Representative for British-American Study Community Service Volunteer Reading is Leading Participant Peer Mentor Big Brother/Big Sister Program D.A.R.E Model Community Cleanup Volunteer Education in America Speaker Sunday School Teacher Elementary School Volunteer.

Career Athletic, Academic and Service Accomplishments: Team captain for two years Homecoming King in 2005-06 Named Team Offensive MVP as a senior 2001 Kermie Schneider Award (Outstanding Northwest Freshman Football Player) 2005 Harlon Hill nominee... 2004 and 2005 Second Team All-MIAA selection 2005 Daktronics Second Team All-Southwest Region... 2005 Football Gazette All-America Third-Team Offense Two-time CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® MIAA Presidential Scholar (4.0 GPA) all four seasons Two -time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District College Division First Team... Blue Key National Honor Fraternity President Cardinal Key National Honor Fraternity Vice President Omicron Delta Kappa Student Representative National Collegian Scholars Student Advisory Committee Outstanding Achievement for Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges Football Coach for 3rd-5th graders Quarterback Academy Instructor Mortar Board Phi Eta Sigma Leadership Society Student Representative for British-American Study Community Service Volunteer Reading is Leading Participant Peer Mentor Big Brother Big Sister Program D.A.R.E Model Community Cleanup Volunteer Education in America Speaker Sunday School Teacher Elementary School Volunteer.

Women's Winner
Kristin Anderson
Senior · Central Missouri State
Indoor Track & Field · Richfield, Ohio
Marketing major · 3.97 GPA

2005-06 Athletic Accomplishments: Anderson won the national championship in the 5,000-meter run at the 2006 NCAA-II Indoor Championships... She was the overall high-point individual at the 2006 MIAA Indoor Championships, winning the mile run, the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter run.

2005-06 Academic Accomplishments: Kristin is a nominee for Academic All-America honors this season, and will be on the Academic All-MIAA squads... She received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

2005-06 Campus/Community Service: She volunteered with "The Breakers," a spring mission sponsored by the Christian Campus House that built a house in Atlanta, Ga.... She volunteers with the youth choir at First Baptist Church, where she also serves as a volunteer counselor at Camp Wilderness... Anderson is an active member of the Baptist Student Union, she also participates in the CMSU Literacy Team ­ a program that reads to and then donates books to area elementary schools... She was a nominee for the Charno Award at CMSU for outstanding senior and was named the CMSU Co-Female Athlete of the Year.

Career Athletic, Academic and Service Accomplishments: Kristin was the high-point individual at the 2004 MIAA Outdoor Championships with 30 points, as she won the 3,000, the 5,000, and the 3,000-meter steeplechase... She has twice finished second at the NCAA-II Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase (2003 and 2004), twice won the MIAA Cross Country title (2003 and 2004), and has earned All-MIAA honors in cross country and track & field 25 times... Kristin earned All-America honors in cross country by placing 15th at the national championships... She was second in the South Central Regional, and won the MIAA cross country title she was the high-point individual at both the 2005 MIAA Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships indoors, she won the 3,000 and the 5,000, and was second in the mile (28 team points) outdoors, she won the 3,000, the 10,000, the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and was second in the 5,000 (38 team points) she also earned All-America honors during the indoor season by placing fifth in the 5,000 she led CMSU to a sweep of the MIAA titles last year, as the Jennies won the Cross Country, Indoor, and outdoor team titles, the first time a school has accomplished that feat since 2000... She has qualified for the NCAA-II Outdoor Championships in the 3,000, the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and the 5,000... Anderson won the national championship in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:32.92) at the 2005 NCAA-II Outdoor Championships... She has been Academic All-MIAA three times and has been selected CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® twice, being named to the first team in 2004-05 and received third-team honors in 2003-04 and has been a member of the Dean's List every semester at CMSU.


2005-06 MIAA Ken B. Jones
Student-Athlete of the Year Award Scoring

Men                             1st 2nd 3rd PtsJosh Lamberson, FB, NWMSU        9   1   -   29Ryan Meredith, FB, PSU*          1   7   1   18Brice Garnett, Golf, MWSU        -   1   5    7Greg Nurrenbern, Wr, TSU         -   1   4    6

Women 1st 2nd 3rd PtsKristin Anderson, ITF, CMSU 3 3 - 15Iashia Castle, ITF/OTF, MSSU 3 1 2 13Sarah Shearman, VB, TSU* 2 1 3 11Gena Lindsay, Ten, NWMSU 1 3 1 10Melissa Stevens, SB, ESU - 2 3 7Chelsey Leonard, ITF/OTF, PSU 1 - - 3Amy Broadhurst, XC/ITF/OTF, SBU* - - 1 1

All student-athletes were seniors in 2005-06, unless noted as a junior with an asterisk. Scoring on a 3-2-1 basis.


MIAA Ken B. Jones
Student-Athlete of the Year Award Winners

Men  1993-94 Michael Obertop, SBU, Tennis  1994-95 Bob Poisal, CMSU, Baseball  1995-96 Michael Dritlein, WU, Football  1996-97 Aaron Christensen, CMSU, Baseball  1997-98 Brian Moorman, PSU, Football/Track & Field*+  1998-99 Brian Moorman, PSU, Football/Track & Field  1999-2000 Jason Reinberg, TSU, Basketball  2000-01 Matt Meyr, MSSU, Baseball & Clint Steiner, CMSU, Football  2001-02 Tucker Woolsey, NWMSU, Track & Field  2002-03 Mark Eori, SBU, Tennis*  2003-04 Tyler Paul, ESU, Football  2004-05 Clint Prange, NWMSU, Track & Field  2005-06 Josh Lamberson, NWMSU, Football    Women  1993-94 Becky Wilson, UMR, Cross Country/Track & Field  1994-95 Shally Lundien, MSSU, Softball  1995-96 Jenny Pracht, PSU, Basketball  1996-97 Deandra Doubrava, ESU, Volleyball/Track & Field*  1997-98 Nikki Olberding, WU, Basketball  1998-99 Julie Cobb, CMSU, Softball & Deandra Doubrava, ESU, Track & Field  1999-2000 Leslie Dudley, PSU, Basketball  2000-01 Emily Bloss, ESU, Basketball  2001-02 Jeanette Mott, PSU, Cross Country/Track & Field  2002-03 Sarah Wuertz, ESU, Track & Field  2003-04 Kate Hamera, UMR, Cross Country/Track & Field  2004-05 Sara Murray, TSU, Soccer  2005-06 Kristin Anderson, CMSU, Indoor Track & Field

*=won as a junior +=unanimous selection

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