LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Southeastern’s Travis Kincheloe has been named the Great American Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the GAC Night of Champions held on Wednesday night in Little Rock, Ark.
Kincheloe’s honor headlines a group of four Savage Storm student-athletes to earn nominations for overall conference honors.
Blake Gentry was a finalist for the league’s Male Athlete of the Year, while Lunden Azuara was up for Female Athlete of the Year and Kelsey Reding for Female Scholare-Athlete of the Year.
Kincheloe, a native of Georgetown, Texas, has been named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. He was a Cum Laude graduate in May of 2012.
He was named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team and is a member of multiple honor societies, including Oklahoma Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society and Blue Key National Honor Society. Kincheloe is also active in the community where he has served as a Presidential Partners volunteer as well as working with projects such as Trash-off Day in Durant and the Special Olympics, in addition to serving as a member of Southeastern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
“Travis is a very respectable and responsible individual,” said Southeastern Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Jerry Polson. “He has demonstrated that he is capable of working with many people across campus.”
“Head Football Coach Ray Richards stated that he would love to have fifty players just like Travis. He is very disciplined and dedicated to his sport. Many times, offensive lineman are not always awarded athletically or put in the spot light. However, Travis has proven to be an accomplished student-athlete balancing community service and leadership with the utmost character and integrity in the classroom, on the field and in the community.”
East Central softball player Emily Kennemer took home the Female Scholar-Athlete award, while Arkansas Tech basketball player Johnnie Davis won Male Athlete of the Year and Arkansas-Monticello softball player Kayla Jackson won Female Athlete of the Year.