TACOMA, Washington – The Tacoma Athletic Commission (TAC) recently honored Hans Fortune '17 and Alexis Noren '17 during its annual banquet. TAC recognized the most outstanding collegiate student-athletes in Tacoma for the 2016-17 academic year. Pierce College, Tacoma Community College, and Pacific Lutheran were also recognized.
Fortune - a four-year student-athlete for the football team – received Puget Sound's Ben Cheney Award for Most Outstanding Male Student-Athlete (2016-17). He broke several Puget Sound football records as a junior last year, and he surpassed his own school records as a senior this year. In the fall of 2016, he was twice named the Northwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week, and he earned Second Team All-Conference by season's end.
Fortune is Puget Sound's all-time leader in passing yards (6,852), passing touchdowns (58), and total offense (2,833). Fortune was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American following the 2015 season, and he finished his Puget Sound career with the top GPA among graduating male student-athletes.
Noren is a four-year letter winner for the women's basketball team, and she earned Puget Sound's Alice Bond Award for Most Outstanding Female Student-Athlete (2016-17). Noren made her way into Puget Sound all-time record books, ranking top 10 in career assists (336, 3rd), rebounds (588, 9th), field-goal percentage (.493, t-2nd), and games played (112, t-4th). She also eclipsed 1,000 career points this year. Noren was named to the All-NWC First Team, and earned a D3hoops.com All-West Region honor.
During her Logger career, Noren played in 11 postseason games, including four NCAA Tournament games. Following a perfect 16-0 NWC season (2016-17) for Puget Sound's first outright regular-season conference title, Noren helped lead the Loggers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years.
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