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Robinson wins ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete award, UMHB places seven on ASC Winter/Spring DSA teams

Posted at 3:24 PM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 16:24:14-04

BELTON, TX — The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor placed seven student-athletes on the American Southwest Conference Winter/Spring Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Teams released today, (June 10th). UMHB also won a conference-wide Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Award with Olivia Robinson claiming the Women’s Golf Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Award for the second straight year. The Winter/Spring Distinguished Scholar-Athlete teams recognize student-athletes in the following sports: baseball, softball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track and field and women’s track and field.

Robinson, a junior eligibility-wise from Deer Park High School, graduated in May with a degree in mass communication and finished with a 3.86 GPA. She was the ASC Women’s Golfer of the Year and won individual medalist honors while leading the Cru to the ASC Championship Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Division III National Championships. Robinson was a Google Cloud Academic All-District VIII First Team selection and also earned All-West Region honors from the WGCA. She led UMHB and the ASC with a stroke average of 77.39 and won three individual titles during the year. Robinson is a two-time ASC All-Conference selection and a two-time ASC Academic All-Conference honoree. She is a repeat winner of the ASC Women’s Golf Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Award and will also earn All-American Scholar honors from the WGCA later this summer.

Kendall Rollins (Jr., Fulshear) represented the Cru women’s basketball program on the ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Team. Cort Crawley (Sr., Deer Park) and Robinson represented the UMHB men’s and women’s golf teams, respectively. Cole Weiss (Jr., Frisco) and Shannon Kelly (Sr., Keller) were honored on the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Mitch Patterson (Sr., Magnolia) was honored from the UMHB baseball team and Hannah Wolfe (Jr., Robinson) was selected to the softball honor squad.

The honor recognizes student-athletes that achieve a higher level of academic achievement (a 3.20 grade-point average or better) while competing as a starter or important reserve on their team. From that list – limited to one nominee per school in each ASC championship sport – the sports information directors from the conference’s 13 member institutions vote on a Distinguished Scholar-Athlete from each sport.