On the heels of advancing to the national ballot for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America award, Belmont women’s cross country and track runner Brittany Thune (Sioux Falls, S.D.) earned three of the Atlantic Sun’s most prestigious honors in an awards ceremony Wednesday night — Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Postgraduate Scholarship and the league’s nod for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Thune becomes the first Bruin female student-athlete to garner the Scholar Athlete of the Year award since Candice Mitchell at the conclusion of the 2001-02 academic year. Her selection also marks the fourth-consecutive year a Belmont student-athlete has been named the Atlantic Sun Male or Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. Since Belmont joined the A-Sun in 2001, Thune brings the university’s tally to eight student-athletes who have earned the distinction. Click here for more on this story.