Radford Highlanders Sports News


RU-Highlanders-LogoCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fresh off his conference title in the 400m hurdles, Radford senior Brett Olinger was named 2012 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the outdoor season.  Aimee Veatch also garnered a spot on the all-academic team, announced Monday by the league office.  

A 3.97 student in Business Management, Olinger captured his second straight scholar-athlete of the year honor, as he was the recipient during the indoor season, as well.
With this award, Olinger added to his impressive collection of academic awards.  Last year, Olinger was a two-time all-academic selection and went on to earn Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honors and later went on to became a USTFCCCA Academic All-American.
Olinger won his second straight outdoor conference title with a time of 53.24 on Saturday.
For the second straight outdoor season, Veatch earned a spot on the all-academic squad.  She is coming off a fourth-place showing in the hammer throw at the conference championships this past weekend.
Men's Coach of the Year
Brant Tolsma, Liberty
Women's Coach of the Year
Alan Connie, Coastal Carolina
Men’s Most Outstanding Track Performer
Javon Young, Charleston Southern
Women’s Most Outstanding Track Performer
Erica Peake, Coastal Carolina
Men's Most Outstanding Field Performer
Ryan Smith, Liberty
Women's Most Outstanding Field Performer
Kierra Gabe, Coastal Carolina
Men’s Freshman of the Year
Kyle Wheeler, Liberty
Women’s Freshman of the Year
Mychelle Cummings, Liberty
Mulern Jean, Charleston Southern
Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Brett Olinger, Radford
Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Kelsey Fraser, High Point
Men's All-Academic
Christopher Schulist, Campbell
Matt Smith Charleston Southern
Kyle Kling, Coastal Carolina
Carson Sears, Gardner-Webb
Jevin Monds, High Point
Jacob DeValve, Liberty
Brett Olinger, Radford
Jeremy Harn, UNC Asheville
Cabell Willis, VMI
Adam Leroux, Winthrop
Women's All-Academic
Rudi Fate, Campbell
Adrienne Cuff, Charleston Southern
Emily Marchini, Coastal Carolina
Ivana Hughes, Gardner-Webb
Kelsey Fraser, High Point
Olivia Charnuski, Liberty
Aimee Veatch, Radford
Corey McClintock, UNC Asheville
Jennifer Sing, VMI
Tara Bowman, Winthrop


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