Samantha Bearden has been selected as the University of Mount Olive Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for the month of October.
A member of the women's field hockey team, Bearden is a senior Special Education major who holds a 3.77 GPA. Bearden joined the women's field hockey team for the inaugural season and was a key component of the Trojan midfield and defense throughout the season starting and playing in every match. Bearden collected one assist for one point and took one shot on the season.
Scholar Athletes 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.