Oct 8th, 2012 @ 12:08 pm | Author: Vikings sports admin
Valley City State University's Derek Elliott has earned top honors in the Association of Independent Institutions this week as Elliott has been named the Male Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 1-7.
Elliott, a 6-1, 211-pound junior running back from Valley City, N.D., turned in a record-breaking performance for the Vikings in a 61-35 win over Mayville State (S.D.). Elliot scored five touchdowns and rolled up 301 total yards of offense. He ran for 258 yards, which is third all-time in a single game at VCSU and his four rushing touchdowns tied him for the VCSU single game record. His five touchdowns set a single game scoring mark for VCSU. It is the second straight week for Elliott to be honored with the A.I.I. award.