Former Luther softball player Shari Huber has been named the 2012-13 Johanna Olson IIAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Wyatt Hanus of Dubuque was named the Duane Schroeder Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

"This is always a special day for our office and for the conference," said Iowa Conference Commissioner Chuck Yrigoyen. "Among the many outstanding nominees for the Duane Schroeder and Johanna Olson Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, two model Iowa Conference young people emerged. Wyatt Hanus put up dizzying numbers on the field and in the classroom at the University of Dubuque. Shari Huber meshed her excellent school work with stellar play for a Luther softball team that was one of the best in Division III during her career. Not surprisingly, both Wyatt and Shari are still achieving great things. We look forward to honoring both of them - and the other nominees who made for an extremely competitive selection process - at our annual banquet in May."

For the complete story, pick up Tuesday's Decorah Public Opinion.