4.0 golfer receives Orsborn Award
Golfer COBY THOMPSON ’11 received the Charles Orsborn Award in May, recognizing his ability to combine athletic and academic success with community service. Formerly known as the Watonga Award, the honor was renamed in 2009 to recognize BU coach CHARLES “OZZIE” ORSBORN ’39 MS ’51. It is the University’s highest honor for a student-athlete.
Thompson was also a unanimous choice for the Missouri Valley’s scholar-athlete team. The East Galesburg native placed sixth at the State Farm MVC championship, and was Bradley’s leader in stroke average in 2010 and 2011. A chemistry major, Thompson earned a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. He plans to attend medical school.
Also on May 3, former Bradley baseball player Dr. LINDSEY ROLSTON ’85 was presented with the Orville Nothdurft Lifetime Achievement Award.
Basketball player DODIE DUNSON ’11 shared the Megan Fong Inspiration Award with baseball coach Elvis Dominguez. Dunson also received the Coach Joe Stowell Award, which goes to male and female student-athletes for dedication to their teams and honors JOE STOWELL ’50 MA ’56. Softball player KATE SINGLER ’11 also received the Stowell award.
MARY GOLDKAMP ’11 advanced to the NCAA Regional meet in Eugene, Oregon, in the 1500 meters with her regular season time of 4:23.29. For automatic qualification to the postseason meet, a 4:29.20 split was required. Goldkamp ran a 4:23.18, a new school record, in the preliminary round and placed fourth in her heat to advance to the final 1500 race two days later on May 28. She placed 21st overall in the regional meet, improving from a 41st place finish last year. In addition to holding the outdoor 1500 record, Goldkamp also broke Bradley’s outdoor 800 time at the MVC meet on May 15 with a time of 2:09.11. The previous record was held by KATIE NOWAK ’10.
KELLY AMUNDRUD ’12 was named the 2010–11 Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Year. Amundrud, an accounting major from Calgary, Alberta, was also named MVC Player of the Week four times during the season and five times in her career.
Amundrud now holds two Braves season records with 27 rounds with scores in the 70s, and seven top-10 finishes. She has a 75.79 stroke average, ranking second in the Valley. She was joined by teammate BREANNE NEUFELD ’11 on the all-conference team. Neufeld is second in school history with 71 career rounds in the 70s.
“Kelly is a phenomenal ambassador for BU,” said women’s golf coach Mary Moan. “She’s academically motivated, positive, and enthusiastic about life. She’s a true pleasure to coach.”