Dykstra named MVP for second straight year at annual team awards banquet

Grant Dykstra

May 19, 2005

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Junior guard/forward Grant Dykstra (Everson/Lynden Christian) received the Most Valuable Player award for the second straight year at the annual Western Washington University men's basketball banquet on Wednesday.

Junior guard Preston Vermeulen (Sumas/Nooksack Valley) took the Joe Morse Most Inspirational Player award for the third consecutive year, and junior guard Kyle Jackson (Bellingham/Sehome) and senior forward Craig Roosendaal (Shoreline/King's/Edmonds CC) shared the Chuck Randall Coaches award.

Junior transfer forward Tyler Amaya (Mount Vernon/Gonzaga/Dixie) received the Price-Visser Rebounding award, and redshirt freshman center Calin Schell (Chelan) got the Most Improved Player award.

Dykstra, Jackson and Roosendaal were recognized as team co-captains, and Jackson was the Practice Free Throw Champion.

Western finished 22-7, tied for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division II West Regional.