Vette-Edwards is women’s track MVP Huber is coach of year

Vette-Edwards is women's track MVP Huber is coach of year South Dakota Brianne Vette-Edwards was named the Outstanding Women's Athlete for the North Central Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships held Feb. 27-28 in Mankato, MN, according to an announcement by the NCC league office on Friday, March 5.

In addition, USD women's coach Lucky Huber was one of three coaches named Women's Indoor Coach of the Year. He was selected with Ryun Godfrey of NDSU and Tim Hendricks of Nebraska-Omaha.

Both the MVP award and Coach of the Year honor was determined by a vote of the conference's track and field coaches.

Vette-Edwards, a senior from Spearfish, set school and NCC records in winning the pentathlon with a score of 3,777 points. She broke her own record of 3,644 points set a year ago.

Vette-Edwards won her second title of the meet by capturing the 60-meter hurdles (8.83). She was also third in the triple jump (40'00''.00) and fifth (18'10''.50) in the long jump. She led all women performers at the NCC meet with 28 total points.

Huber, who is in his 10th year as head women's coach at USD, earned his seventh (either indoor or outdoor) NCC Coach of the Year honor. He directed the Coyotes to a second-place finish with 160 points at the indoor championships in February. Huber, who directs the Academic Advising Center at USD, is a 1990 South Dakota graduate.

A native of Elk Point, Huber lettered three years at USD in the pole vault and decathlon. He has coached student-athletes who have won a total of 90 all-American honors in the last six years. He has directed USD to five NCC titles.

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