Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Since 1994, Oklahoma State's Academic Services for Student-Athletes has recognized a male and female Student-Athlete of the Year. Until 2000, this was also OSU's nomination for the Big 12 award of the same name. However, the Big 12 award focuses more on the athletic side rather than the academic side. In 2015, ASSA began recognizing a Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. This award is presented to the student-athletes who best represent Oklahoma State in the classroom while also balancing a successful athletic career.

 

2017 Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Courtney Dike

Courtney graduated in May of 2017 with both her bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting. She also received her minor in Spanish while maintaining a 3.82 undergraduate GPA. She was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection, and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team in 2016. She was also an NSCAA Division I Scholar All-America Sceond Team, the sixth in school history.

On the field, Courtney was the Big 12 co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2016, and was a four-time All-Big 12 selection, just the fourth player in school history to be recognized all four seasons. She played for the Nigerian National Team at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

 

2017 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Zachary Olsen

Zachary graduated in the Spring of 2017 with a degree in finance while maintaining a 3.725 grade point average. He was a two-time Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar in 2016 and '17. He was also a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection.

On the course, Zach was named a Ping All-America Honorable Mention selection by the Golf Coaches Association of America as a senior. He paced the Cowboys to the NCAA Championship match as a freshman, and made his fourth-career appearance at the U.S. Amateur in 2016.

 

Previous Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Year

Male

Female

2015

Christien Sager, Men's Basketball

Katy Krshka, Equestrian

2016

Jordan Niebrugge, Men's Golf

Justine Peters, Equestrian

2017

Zachary Olsen, Men's Golf

Courtney Dike, Soccer

 

Previous Student-Athletes of the Year

Year

Male

Female

1994

Alan Bratton, Golf

Charlotta Eliasson, Golf

1995

Rafael Denson, football

Lanny Whiteside, Golf

1996

Trip Kuehne, Golf

Stacy Coffey, Basketball

1997

Mark Branch, Wrestling

Kym Hazzard, Tennis

1998

Steven Schmidt, Wrestling

Cheri Edwards, Basketball

1999

Josh Holliday, Baseball

Kourtney Bower, Basketball

2000

Jeff Ragan, Wrestling

Jennifer Crow, Basketball

2001

Mark Munoz, Wrestling

Maria Boden, Golf

2002

Fran Krepelka, Tennis

Jenny Kipp, Softball

2003

Kyle Eaton, Football

Lauren Bay, Softball

2004

Johnny Thompson, Wrestling

Luann Ulrich, Equestrian

2005

Joey Graham, Basketball

Valentina Medina, Track/Cross Country

2006

Zack Robinson, Golf

Lauren Colwell, Soccer

2007

Darnell Smith, Football

Lauren Simmons, Tennis

2008

Nathan Morgan, Wrestling

Niccole Grimaldi, Soccer

2009

Ryan Vail, Track/Cross Country

Yolanda Odenyo, Soccer

2010

Oleksandr Nedovyesov, Tennis

Leah Kuehn, Equestrian

2011

Brandon Weeden, Football

Mariah Gearhart, Softball

2012

Colby Lowe, Track/Cross Country

Krista Lopez, Soccer

2013

Clint Chelf, Football

Natalja Piliusina, Track/Cross Country

2014

Chris Perry, Wrestling

Jenna Blumer, Equestrian