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Minneapolis’ Colby Rice – Scott Auscherman American Family Insurance Athlete of the Month

By Matt Browning 

Colby Rice of Minneapolis was chosen as the American Family Insurance Athlete of the Month for February. Rice is currently playing basketball for the Lions.

“It is an honor to be given this award and I am very grateful for it,” Rice said. “It means a lot to me because I am not the type of person who is used to getting a lot of recognition as a student-athlete. I strive to do what is right when no one is watching.”

Rice wanted to focus on his leadership this season for Minneapolis and that leadership has been crucial because the Lions have struggled so far. 

“I know we haven’t been playing up to our full potential,” Rice said. “Although we are a senior-led team we don’t have a lot of varsity experience from previous years. That leads me to what I am looking forward to the most which is seeing how we grow and improve as a team and individually.”

Rice also plays football and baseball at Minneapolis and outside of sports he is also the treasurer of National Honor Society and is the president of the Leadership Team.

Next year Rice is going to play baseball at Tabor and wants to pursue a major in Sports Management or Secondary Education (math).

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