Schreibeis, Sprenkle, Semansky honored

BILLINGS (AP) — Former Montana State University football captain Caleb Schreibeis and former Billings Senior High wrestler Trent Sprenkle were both winners at Montana’s Little Sullivan Awards over the weekend.

Their dual honor marks the first tie in the history of the awards, which began in 1955.

Schreibeis, a graduate of Billings West, was named this past season as the top defensive player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision by the Sports Network.

Sprenkle, a three-time state champion in high school, earned All-America honors this season at North Dakota State.

Basketball player Rachel Semansky, of Highwood, was named this year’s female winner. She was a three-time all-conference player for Montana State Bobcats.

Semansky’s father, John, is a Butte native. Her brother, Joe, closed out his career as a linebacker on the Montana Tech football team last season.

The Montana Amateur Athletic Union hands out the Little Sullivan Awards based on athletic excellence along with leadership and character.