College of the Ozarks student-athletes who were scheduled to participate in spring sports found their seasons cut short or totally canceled due to COVID-19. These included men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s track and field, and men’s baseball.
While team champions could not be named, the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.), chose to recognize the investment of time and preparation by the student-athletes, as well as their performances to date, by awarding All-Conference and Champions of Character team honors.
The A.I.I. All-Conference awardees in golf include junior Caleb Davis (Liberty, Mo.) for the men, alongside sophomore Hannah Aherin (Ozark, Mo.) and junior Kate Voss (Cuba, Mo.) for the women. Champions of Character awardees featured seniors Skylar Kistler (Auburn, Ky.) and Heath Carmichael (Ozark, Mo.).
The golf teams had the opportunity to play half of their season in the fall and participated in one tournament before the cancellation of the spring season. Over the 2019-20 season, Davis averaged a score of 79.2 in his ten rounds of play; Aherin shot 89.3 on average over 12 rounds; and Voss averaged 89.8 over 13 rounds of play.
Congratulations to Caleb, Hannah, Kate, Heath & Skylar!