The Journal’s pick for ‘Outstanding Female Scholar Athlete’ is senior tennis player Allison Tungate.
Outstanding Male Scholar Athlete for 2011-2012 — Cody Bradfisch
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Webster University junior Cody Bradfisch has had his fair share of success on the basketball court. The shooting guard/small forward has helped the Gorloks win two consecutive St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season titles.
This past season, Bradfisch led Webster to a 13-13 overall record and a SLIAC-best 13-3 record. He started 25 games and recorded 11.3 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per game en route to being named a SLIAC All-Conference honorable mention.
But what Bradfisch has been able to accomplish off the basketball court is equally impressive. Bradfisch, a secondary education major, has a 3.92 cumulative GPA. He has been named to the SLIAC All-Academic team both years he’s been eligible.
And he said his coach, Chris Bunch, told him he will be named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2011-2012 Honors Court. The Honors Court recognizes junior and senior student athletes who excel in academics. Bradfisch said managing his time has been key to his on- and off-court success.
“Playing sports really supplemented my homework; it really made me more motivated and more focused,” Bradfisch said. “It’s kind of an interesting thing to think about. You think it would take away from your homework, but actually, I think it motivated me to do my homework. Not just from the fact of being worried about being ineligible, but just making sure you have it done. (It) just gave me a drive to get it done.”
Bradfisch also volunteers his time to help others. For the past seven years, he has helped paint houses for free as part of the Bucket Brigade. The program paints the homes of owners who are no longer able to maintain their houses. Bradfisch has also worked with the Salvation Army and UrbanFUTURE St. Louis, a tutoring program.
Runner-up: Daniel Henkey, cross-country and track