Mount Olive, N.C. --- Juniors Adam Craig and Casey Fiechter have been named the University of Mount Olive Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Month for the month of November.
A member of the women's volleyball team, Fiechter is a Biology major with a minor in Chemistry and holds a 3.9 GPA. On the court, the libero recorded 407 digs and added 70 assists and 18 service aces. The Louisville, Kentucky native played in 27 of the Trojans' matches in 2016, appearing in 100 of 104 sets. The junior has played in 67 matches at UMO and nearly 200 sets while amassing 726 digs, 108 assists, and 32 service aces.
Craig, a member of the men's cross country and track and field teams, is majoring in Exercise Science and holds a 3.65 GPA. Craig was named all-Conference Carolinas after helping lead the Trojans to their fifth-straight conference championship. Craig won the NCAA DII Southeast Regional individual championship while powering the Trojans to the regional victory. Craig capped-off his banner year with a 36th place finish at the NCAA DII National Championships making the junior the first All-American in UMO Men's Cross Country history.
Scholar-Athlete of the Month winners are nominated by University of Mount Olive faculty members and selected by a committee chaired by UMO math professor and faculty athletics representative Dr. Brenda Cates.