Scott Rethorst, Wichita, and Taylor Kinnamon, Copeland, were named the 2012 Outstanding Student-Athlete Award winners at Southwestern College. The ceremony took place Friday, April 27, in Stewart Field House.
The outstanding student-athlete award is given in memory of Tracy Young by Bill and Georgianna Young. Tracy was in the class of 1982. The award is presented to the top senior female and male student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional performance in athletics, academics, leadership, and college and community service.
Rethorst is a computer science major. He earned the Champion of Character Award three times. He was also a three-year captain on the soccer team. Rethorst has been involved in Leadership Southwestern for four years, Student Government for one year, and a Southwestern College choir member.
Kinnamon is a business administration major and an accounting minor. She has been the captain for the volleyball squad in the fall and for women’s track and field team in the spring. Her honors include being an NAIA All-American-Scholar Athlete and earning honorable mention all-conference in volleyball. She has qualified three times for outdoor nationals and once for indoor nationals. She is a student government senator at Southwestern along with being a student ambassador. Kinnamon is also involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Nominees also included:
Courtney Huppert, Fort Worth, Texas, women’s golf
Chelsea Fort, Stillwater, Okla., softball
Morgan Constantine, Euless, Texas., soccer
Jennifer Hendrixson, Sedgwick, women’s cross country
Catherine Haikin, Crescent, Okla., women’s basketball
Jared Irvin, Ulysses, men’s basketball
Tim Jasper, Foristell, Mo., men’s golf
Colton Siler, Cleveland, Okla., men’s track &field
Zak Tazkargy, Wellington, football
This was the 14th annual presentation of the student-athlete award.