Brenner named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for cross country
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Logan Butts
Brenner named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for cross country

LakePoint, Ga. – It has been another successful season on the field and in the classroom for the Lipscomb cross country squads, and on Wednesday they added more hardware to the trophy case as five Bisons landed on the ASUN All-Academic team, including Scholar-Athlete of the Year Courtney Brenner.

Brenner, fresh off of an individual title in the ASUN Championship, was voted the Scholar-Athlete of the Year thanks to a perfect 4.0 GPA as a Dietetics major.

"Courtney is a great ambassador for our team and for the ASUN as a scholar-athlete,” Lipscomb Director of Cross Country Bill Taylor said. “She leads on the course, in the classroom and as a team captain."

The junior has been a top performer for Lipscomb all season, notching her seventh ASUN Runner of the Week award and winning two of her four races.

Brenner now has four All-Academic nods in her career, with two for cross country and two for track.

The Lady Bisons have now won six of the eight all-time ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, by far the most of any program in the conference.

Joining Brenner on the women’s All-Academic team were a trio of seniors: Bridgette Doucet, Julia Fritz, and Brooke Kingma.

Doucet posted a perfect 4.0 GPA as a Special Education major to earn her fourth overall All-Academic nod and second for cross country.

Fritz also notched a perfect 4.0 GPA in route to her first-ever All-Academic honor for the Business Administration major.

Kingma compiled a 3.55 GPA to earn her first career All-Academic honor as well. The Exercise Science major placed fourth at the ASUN Championship to notch a First-Team All-Conference spot.

On the men’s side, junior Owen Glogovsky earned his first cross country All-Academic nod and third overall. The Biochemistry major posted a 3.83 GPA.

"It's a great honor for our athletes to be recognized for their success on the course and in the classroom,” Taylor said.

“We have an amazing history of academic achievement in the university, at the conference level and nationally. We are proud of how serious our athletes take their academics, and I'm very happy we have added five more to the list of ASUN All-Academic honorees. 

“Our program philosophy is to develop each athlete athletically, academically, socially and spiritually.  Our success in all areas confirms we are living up to our expectations and goals."

Lipscomb will be back in action this Friday at the NCAA South Region Championships in Tallahassee, Florida.