April 1, 2010 at 9:38 a.m.
However, they still managed to get plenty of award recognition in the muddled North Suburban Conference.
The boys basketball team had one All-NSC selection in leading scorer Kyle Grote. Grote averaged just under 20 points a game for the Vikings, but he went down right before sections came, and it really hurt the Vikings in their first round upset loss. Grote also earned Academic All-Conference accolades.
Senior guard Kosta Moore earned All Conference Honorable Mention from the coaches for his play.
Sean Franks earned Academic All-Conference for the Vikings. Both Franks and Grote helped the team as a whole win the Section 7AAA Academic All-Conference championship.
The girls basketball team had a multitude of academic awards to go along with their awards on the court.
On the court, sophomore guard Kendra Norman earned All-Conference accolades with her 11.9 point average.
Jessica Audette and Rebecca Collins earned All-Conference Honorable Mention in their senior years. Audette averaged nine points a game and Collins averaged 8.6. Collins also cleaned up on the boards, leading the team with Miranda Charley in rebounds.
The team had a tough year after making it to the section finals last year. They returned almost the whole team in tact, but went only 14-14. The Vikes did pull a huge upset of rival Chisago Lakes in the first round of sections, but Totino Grace knocked them out of sections for the second year in a row.
In the classroom, the girls were very impressive during the basketball season. Laura Aho, Rikki Beaver, Charley, Collins and Josie Forstrom all earned Academic All-Conference awards for the Vikings.