Dustin Davis Receives Prestigious OVC Scholar-Athlete Award
Nov. 4, 2010
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Senior track and cross country runner Dustin Davis received the Ohio Valley Conference’s prestigious Scholar-Athlete Award for 2009-10 on Thursday afternoon. He is one of six student-athletes from the conference awarded the highest individual honor that can be earned by OVC student-athletes, and is given annually to three men and three women student-athletes of junior or senior status for their accomplishments in both the classroom and athletic arena, and because of their leadership qualities.
The six winners were selected from a group of 18 finalists by a vote of OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives. Honorees must have performed athletically with distinction, earned at least a 3.25 grade point average and conducted themselves in a manner which has brought credit to the student-athlete, his or her institution, intercollegiate athletics and the OVC. The award is based on academic and athletic criteria/accomplishments achieved during the 2009-10 school year.
Davis is in his final season of eligibility with the Redhawks cross country and track squads. The Edwardsville, Ill. native capped his career by finishing 13th and earning All-OVC second-team honors at the 2010 OVC Cross Country Championship.
The Second Team All-OVC honor this season was the second of his career as he also finished 13th in 2008 (Davis was 18th in 2007).
He has also served as the team captain for both the cross country and track & field programs.
In the classroom he has a 3.90 grade point average in secondary education (English) with a minor in sports management.
Davis has been both a Southeast Scholar-Athlete and OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection during his career. He has been active in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as well as Project Charlie, which is a group that goes into elementary schools to help students with reading skills.
He is joined by Alex Das of Eastern Kentucky University (tennis), Megan Gingerich of Eastern Illinois University (cross country/track & field), Stephanie Lynch of Eastern Kentucky University (soccer), Chelsea Pelletier of Jacksonville State University (soccer) and Cody Terry of the University of Tennessee at Martin (baseball) as 2009-10 Ohio Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete winners.
Redhawks volleyball player Paige Dossey was one of the 18 finalists for the award.