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Cross Country Runners Receive Scholar Athlete Honors

Nov 16, 2020

Bethany Marteney smiles for her player picture.
Bethany Marteney

Mason Apperson smiles for his player picture.
Mason Apperson

Garret Pierce smiles for his player picture.
Garrett Pierce

Wesley Moore smiles for his player picture.
Wesley Moore

Sammy Baumer smiles for his player picture.
Sammy Baumer

Congratulations to five College of the Ozarks Cross Country runners who were named National Christian College Athletic Association Scholar Athletes:

Bethany Marteney - (Sr. – Riley, KS)
Mason Apperson - (Jr. – Wheatland, MO)
Garrett Pierce - (Jr. – Sandpoint, ID)
Wesley Moore - (Sr. – Poplar Bluff, MO)
Samuel Baumer - (Sr. – Columbia, MO)

In order to be named an NCCAA Scholar Athlete, a student-athlete must be of junior or senior academic status, be an active member of the team, and hold an overall GPA of 3.4 or above.

This is a challenging task for all student-athletes, but especially for College of the Ozarks’ students.  In addition to the rigor of the classroom, homework, and the time allocated for practice, travel, and games, C of O student-athletes are also required to work 15 hours per week in an on-campus job.

We are proud of our Cross Country runners who met and exceeded this challenge!