KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletes Association announced its five female and five male finalists for the 2021-22 Ken B. Jones Award, presented by Summit Pointe Financial Group.
The Ken B. Jones Award recognizes the Association’s top female and male student-athletes from the academic year.
The 2021-22 female finalist are Ashlan Burton from Central Missouri, Taryn Kedzior from Central Oklahoma, Whitney Randall from Fort Hays State, Faith Rottinghaus from Washburn and Maddie Squiers from Nebraska Kearney.
The 2021-22 male finalist are Alex Bevis from Fort Hays State, Kizan David from Lincoln, Jace McDown from Emporia State, Blake Freeman from Northeastern State and Matt Malcom from Nebraska Kearrney.
Finalist were selected from female and male nominations at various MIAA member schools. A 13-member committee comprised of one administrator from each full-member MIAA institution and the conference office ranked each candidate based on excellence in three categories: Athletic Achievement during the 2021-22 academic year, Career Academic Achievements, and Community/Campus Service during the 2021-22 Academic Year.
The finalists will be recognized at the 2022 MIAA Awards Celebration presented by Husch Blackwell on Monday, June 6 in the Music Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. The 2021-22 female and male Ken B. Jones winners will be announced during the event as well.
Below is a list of the 2021-22 Ken B. Jones finalists as well as more information on the Ken B. Jones award. To see a complete list of the award’s past recipients, click here.
2021-22 Female Finalists
Ashlan Burton – Track & Field – Central Missouri
Taryn Kedzior – Soccer – Central Oklahoma
Whitney Randall – Basketball – Fort Hays State
Faith Rottinghaus – Volleyball – Washburn
Maddie Squiers – Volleyball – Nebraska Kearney
2021-22 Male Finalists
Alex Bevis – Soccer – Fort Hays State
Kizan David – Track & Field – Lincoln
Jace McDown – Football – Emporia State
Blake Freeman – Baseball – Northeastern State
Matt Malcom – Wrestling – Nebraska Kearney