Several members of the Missouri S&T athletic program and some of its teams recently earned recognition for their work in the classroom.
S&T teams honored include the volleyball team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association; the men’s and women’s track and field squads by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association; and the swimming team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Seven individuals from the swimming team and four from the track squads were also cited on an individual basis.
Two individuals were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team: baseball player Brandon Cogan, EE’10, and track competitor Allen Ernst, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. Cogan was a first-team selection for the second year in a row after hitting .348 and driving in 24 runs from the leadoff spot. Ernst was an NCAA Division II provisional qualifier in the steeplechase and finished third in the event at the GLVC Outdoor Championships.
The Great Lakes Valley Conference honored eight individuals and five teams from Missouri S&T — the men’s and women’s soccer teams, women’s track and cross country squads, and the volleyball team — with the Council of Presidents Academic Excellence Awards. The awards were presented by the GLVC for the first time this summer.