Aptly dubbed by Belmont University Faculty Athletics Representative Rich Tiner “one of the most enjoyable gatherings of the academic year,” the Bruin Athletic Department recently acknowledged its most distinguished student-athletes in its annual Scholar-Athlete Reception.
Organized by Academic Compliance Officer Colette Keyser, Academic Coordinator Renee Rice, and emceed by Tiner, the reception honored BU student-athletes for outstanding academic achievement and recognized members of the campus community for their support and positive example.
Among the highlights of the morning was faculty member Dr. John Gonas and Curb Event Center General Manager Ron Jackson each receiving the SAAC Academic Inspiration Award.
Men’s basketball’s Justin Hare, men’s cross country and track’s Ben McGlothlin and Will Peters, women’s cross country and track’s Elizabeth Smothers and women’s tennis’ Kenny Pence were multiple award winners.
Hare (pictured with Dr. Fisher above right) and women’s cross country and track standout Lauren Weaver (above left) also received the President’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award from Dr. Robert C. Fisher. Click here for a complete list of honorees.