North Dakota Sportswriter of the Year Award History

The North Dakota Sportswriter of the Year is awarded by the National Sports Media Association (formerly known as the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association). The NDAPSSA recognizes this as the official award. Membership is not required to be eligible for the honor.

Year Recipient Affiliate
2016 Brad Schlossman Grand Forks Herald
2015 Jeff Kolpack Fargo Forum
2014 Chris Aarhus Jamestown Sun
2013 Tom Mix Fargo Forum
2012 Steve Thomas Bismarck Tribune
2011 Lou Babiarz Bismarck Tribune
2010 Greg DeVillers Grand Forks Herald
2009 Wayne Nelson Grand Forks Herald
2008 Greg DeVillers Grand Forks Herald
2007 Cindy Peterson Bismarck Tribune
2006 Greg DeVillers Grand Forks Herald
2005 Scott Throlson Jamestown Sun
2004 Lou Babiarz Bismarck Tribune
2003 Eric Peterson Fargo Forum
2002 Greg DeVillers Grand Forks Herald
2001 Wayne Nelson Grand Forks Herald
2000 Greg DeVillers Grand Forks Herald
1999 Scooter Pursley Bismarck Tribune
1998 Wayne Nelson Grand Forks Herald
1997 Mike Scherting Minot Daily News
1996 Abe Winter Bismarck Tribune
1995 Ryan Bakken Grand Forks Herald
1994 Dave Kolpack Fargo Forum
1993 Dave Kolpack Fargo Forum
1992 Scooter Pursley Bismarck Tribune
1991 Dave Kolpack Fargo Forum
1990 Greg DeVillers Grand Forks Herald
1989 Dave Kolpack Fargo Forum
1988 Wayne Nelson Jamestown Sun
1987 Dave Kolpack Bismarck Tribune
1986
(tie)
Mike Bellmore
Wayne Nelson
Devils Lake Journal
Jamestown Sun
1985 Ryan Bakken Grand Forks Herald
1984 Ryan Bakken Grand Forks Herald
1983 Matt Gerszewski Minot Daily News
1982 Dennis Doeden Fargo Forum
1981 Abe Winter Bismarck Tribune
1980 Matt Gerszewski Minot Daily News
1979 Abe Winter Grand Forks Herald
1978 Curt Monson Fargo Forum
1977 Dick Seal Fargo Forum
1976 Karen Hoffman Minot Daily News
1975 Jim Nelson Jamestown Sun
1974 Abe Winter Grand Forks Herald
1973 Dick Seal Fargo Forum
1972 Merrill Schalow Minot Daily News
1971 Jim Nelson Jamestown Sun
1970 Virg Foss Grand Forks Herald
1969 Virg Foss Grand Forks Herald
1968 Merrill Schalow Minot Daily News
1967 Ed Kolpack Fargo Forum
1966 Merrill Schalow Minot Daily News
1965 Del Johnson Fargo Forum
1964 Del Johnson Fargo Forum
1963 Merrill Schalow Minot Daily News
1962 John Peterson Bismarck Tribune
1961 Sam Lowe Jamestown Sun
1960 Jim Sullivan Minot Daily News
1959 Eugene Fitzgerald Fargo Forum