PELLA—Three-time national champion men's track and field decathlete Will Daniels and American Rivers softball pitcher of the year Mariah Fritz took the male and female athlete of the year awards to cap the Central College Student-Athlete Advisory Council's (SAAC) Dutchies program Sunday night. 

With students absent from campus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the fifth annual Dutchies program was staged virtually, instead of the traditional event held in P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium. KNIA-KRLS radio sports director Trevor Castle, the Voice of the Dutch, again served as emcee as SAAC recognized the best in Dutch athletics from April 1, 2019 to March 15, 2020. A seven-member committee made the selections after narrowing nominations from coaches down to four finalists in each of eight categories.

Some Central teams connected together online to view the program which aired Sunday evening. The full program can be viewed through

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