Ian Bryan and Morgan O’Neil Earn ASC Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor

Release Date: 5/28/2013

Clarksville, Ark.-Two graduating student-athletes from each of the American Southwest Conference’s 14 institutions have been named as recipients of the 2012-13 ASC Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor Award, the ASC office announced on Friday (May 24).

Baseball player and cross country runner Ian Bryan and soccer player Morgan O’Neil represented Ozarks on the list.

The ASC Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor Award is presented to one male and one female member of the graduating class who has compiled the most outstanding record in academics, athletics and leadership over their collegiate career. The award is presented annually by the Faculty Athletics Representative at each conference member institution.

Recipients of the ASC Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor Award winners represent 15 different conference sports and include individuals who graduated with academic honors or hold admissions to graduate-level programs; are members of academic honor societies and campus organizations; competed on national, conference or division title teams; earned ASC All-Academic, Distinguished Scholar-Athlete, All-Conference or All-Division honors; and who served as volunteers, tutors and teachers within their campus, community and church groups.

  • Concordia Texas: Sebastian Parra (Soccer) and Christina Smith (Softball)
  • East Texas Baptist: Collin Bieschke (Football) and Lya Swaner (Softball)
  • Hardin-Simmons: Travis Sugar (Football) and Katie Kuykendall (Soccer)
  • Howard Payne: Houston Holmes (Baseball) and Shannon Costello (Soccer)
  • LeTourneau: Brenden Palmer (Cross County) and Nicole Leman (Cross Country)
  • Louisiana College: Phillip George (Basketball/Cross Country) and Natosha Gottlieb (Basketball)
  • Mary Hardin-Baylor: Spencer Turner (Golf) and Morgan Baker (Volleyball)
  • Mississippi College: Pate Shackelford (Baseball) and Bethany Roberson (Soccer)
  • Ozarks: Ian Bryan (Baseball/Cross Country) and Morgan O’Neil (Soccer)
  • Schreiner: Manny Longoria (Basketball) and Kelley Spahn (Tennis)
  • Sul Ross State: Geoffrey Schuette (Tennis) and Josette Delgado (Volleyball)
  • Texas-Dallas: Brian Bienhoff (Soccer) and Rachel Houston (Tennis)
  • Texas-Tyler: Matt Sheppard (Baseball) and Carli Wheeler (Softball)
  • Texas Lutheran: David Schneider (Tennis) and Chelsea Johnson (Cross Country/Track & Field)