2011 Jostens Trophy Winner
"Steve Djurickovic is a quiet, unassuming young
man,” said Carthage College President, F. Gregory
Campbell. “He came to Carthage as the coach’s
son, fully cognizant of the extra burden that imposes on a young
athlete. He let his talent on the basketball court do the
talking, while he simply made friends and contributed to the
manifold activities of campus life. He has won the respect of
the entire school for his commitment to his team and to his
A native of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., the senior guard has led the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) in scoring and assists each of his four seasons. He paced the Red Men this year with 21.8 points per game and 6.6 assists per night. For his career, he sits atop the Carthage career leaders in points (2,547) and assists (649).
A recipient of many athletic accolades over the years, Djurickovic has been tabbed to the All-CCIW First Team each of his four seasons. He also earned the CCIW “Fred Young Most Outstanding Player Award” in 2010 and 2011.
In the classroom, Djurickovic is an Exercise and Sport Science major with a minor in Business Administration and sports a 3.52 grade point average. He has been a member of both the Dean’s List and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at Carthage, and a 2011 Capital One Academic All-America First Team pick, as selected by CoSIDA.
Additionally, Djurickovic has been a four-year volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha, one of the larger community service organizations in Southeastern Wisconsin. He volunteers at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, the largest municipal recreational facility in the country. Djurickovic has also been a member of the Carthage Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).