SIOUX FALLS, SD – sophomore freshman from South Dakota Sara Reifenrath and Coyote Director of Athletics Lucky Huber won the Summit League playoff prizes announced on Friday. Reifenrath received the Summit League Indoor Athlete of the Year award and Huber was voted Summit League Indoor Coach of the Year.
Reifenrath wins the league Athlete of the Year award for the first time in his career. She is the second Coyote to receive this honor for the indoor season, following Shanice Cannigan (2018).
Reifenrath, a native of Hartington, Nebraska, was also voted the Summit League Championship’s Top Performer. She won three gold medals in the league meet, sweeping the 200 meters, 400 meters and 4×400 meters relay to score 22.50 points. Reifenrath broke the school and summit record with a time of 23.52 in the 200 meters. The 4×400-meter relay she anchored also broke school and meet records, with a time of 3:42.90. She won 10 event titles in six different indoor competitions throughout the season.
Huber earns her first Indoor Coach of the Year honor, following the first-ever Summit League Coyote Women’s Indoor crown. He was the league’s 2018 Away Coach of the Year. This is the 18th Conference Coach of the Year honor in Huber’s career, spanning three different conferences.