Alex Knobloch ’10 was named the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year. Recognized as the conference’s top male student-athlete, he was chosen through a voting process conducted by the CCIW Senior Woman Administrators and Faculty Athletics Representatives. There were five other nominees.
Knobloch, a biology major who graduated with a 4.0 GPA, was a member of the travel squad as an alternate for North Central’s national championship-winning cross country team this past season. He was a conference champion in the distance medley relay at the 2010 CCIW Indoor Track & Field Championships, while also placing third in the mile. He also earned all-conference recognition in the 1,500 and 5,000-meter runs at the CCIW Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
He was a CCIW Academic All-Conference member in each of his four seasons, and was a North Central College Scholar-Athlete award winner as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior, having obtained the highest GPA among all athletes in his respective class.
North Central student-athletes have claimed each of the three Man of the Year Awards that have been presented, with wrestler Adam Johnson ’08 earning the award in 2008 and another wrestler, Ben Youel ’09, winning last year. More