ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Fresh off his third victory in the 800m run in as many meets, Loyola University Chicago sophomore Kevin White (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference's Enterprise Bank and Trust Company Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Week for a second-straight week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced on Tuesday. White has been honored with the weekly award three times during the 2016-17 season.
White continued his breakout sophomore campaign this past weekend at the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Wichita, Kan. The Wooster, Ohio native edged out redshirt senior Jake Mazanke by eight one-hundredths of a second to take home the 800m run championship in 1:50.30.
White, who swept the Valley's 800m indoor and outdoor titles, became the third Rambler in the past four seasons to claim out the outdoor crown in the event, joining Sam Penzenstadler (2014) and Peter Archibald (2016).
In the classroom, White boasts a 3.84 cumulative grade-point average as an Environmental Science major with a focus in Conservation & Restoration Energy.
Currently ranked 31st on the regional leaderboard in the 800m run, White is expected to see action at the NCAA West Regional, May 25-27, in Austin, Texas.