Carlson and Winter Earn BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Awards
Feb. 13, 2013
MILWAUKEE – Marquette University senior Kyle Winter of the men’s track and field team and the recently graduated Danielle Carlson of women’s volleyball were honored this week as Marquette’s male and female recipients of the 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Awards.
Each institutional winner receives $2,000 towards graduate studies.
Winter, a senior track and field team captain from Wales, Wis., is a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic performer and the league’s reigning indoor 800-meter run champion. The finance major competed in the West Preliminary Rounds of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships last May and sits in the top 10 all-time at Marquette in seven individual events.
Carlson graduated in December 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in both theology and psychology as the most decorated women’s volleyball player in program history. The Marshfield, Wis., native ended her career as Marquette’s all-time leader in hitting percentage and is MU’s only two-time AVCA All-American.
A two-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection, Carlson was honored as the 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for women’s volleyball last season. She also earned BIG EAST All-Academic recognition in each of her four years was the only women’s volleyball player in the conference to earn Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American honors in 2012.
Notre Dame’s Grant Van De Casteele and Providence College’s Sam Roecker earned the league’s male and female scholar-athlete of the year honors. Natalie Kulla of the Marquette women’s soccer team claimed the female award in 2011-12.