Dalen Ridgnal
Dalen Ridgnal
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2020-2021 Athlete of the Year

Coming off a record-setting season, the Cowley College men's basketball team had Dalen Ridgnal, who was a Third Team All-American as a freshman, help lead the Tigers to its first region title in 64 years, as well as helped Cowley make it back-to-back conference titles. He ultimately led the Tigers all the way to the national title game where Cowley finished as the national runner-up and ended the year with a record of 24-5. The national runner-up finish matched the best finish in school history along with the 1952-53 team.

Ridgnal was named a First-Team All-Region selection for the second straight year. The sophomore led Cowley in scoring (21.1) and rebounds (12.8) per game as he finished his career as the ninth all-time leading scorer in the history of the program.

He recently signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career at the University of Georgia.

"This award means a lot to me," Ridgnal said. "I want to thank my coaches, teammates, and family because without them I would not be receiving this award."