She became the first woman recipient from Linfield College to receive the prestigious award and the sixth overall winner from Linfield since the honor was established in 2001.
Other Linfield finalists for the Ad Rutschman Award include:
Karleigh Prestianni ’13, softball, Grants Pass, Ore.
Eric Hedin ’11, football, Silverdale, Wash.
Kelson Brown ’10, baseball, La Canada, Calif.
Linfield College graduates Scott Brosius ’02 and Chris Casey ’82 were finalists for the Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year Award, which honors the top coach or sports administrator from the state of Oregon.