Doucette named small college athlete of the year

Staci Doucette ’12, an All-America softball player at Linfield, was selected as the female recipient of the Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year Award at the Oregon Sports Awards.

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.