Whitworth’s Friedt makes top 10 for Jostens Trophy

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

Men’s basketball: Whitworth senior post Felix Friedt has been named one of 10 men’s finalists for the 2012 Jostens Trophy, awarded to an outstanding Division III men’s and women’s basketball player who excels on the floor, in the classroom and in the community.

Friedt (pictured above) has already been named a 2012 First-Team Capital One Academic All-American and was selected First-Team All-Northwest Conference.  He is an international business major with a grade-point average of 3.97 and has led the seventh-ranked Pirates (24-3) to their third straight Northwest Conference championship and sixth straight NWC tournament title.

Friedt is second on the Pirates in scoring average (16.0 ppg), while making 58.1 percent of his shots from the field.

Friedt has 1,059 career points and became the 22nd player in Whitworth history to surpass 1,000 points during the game at Whitman on Feb. 14.

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UI Hall of Famer Hagedorn dies

College athletics: Lifelong University of Idaho supporter and Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Gerry Hagedorn died Monday in Moscow, Idaho, at the age of 88.

Hagedorn was a founding member of the Vandal Scholarship Fund, a former University of Idaho student-athlete and a lifelong supporter of athletics and the university. He was inducted into the Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

A two-time Idaho high school state champion in the javelin, Hagedorn was thrower for track and field for two years and also a walk-on basketball player for two years at Idaho before he enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a founding member of Vandal Boosters, Inc. (now known as the Vandal Scholarship Fund) in 1947.

Idaho track and field annually gives the Gerry Hagedorn Award to the student-athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of academics, athletics and citizenship.

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