Senior kicker/defensive back/multi-sport athlete Ibuki Ogaswara was named this year's recipient of the scholar-athlete award. This is only the second-year we've awarded this, and Ibuki definitely fits the criteria. He's been named to the Dean's List several times and has been named Academic All-Conference every year he's been eligible.
On the field, Ibuki has grown from someone who was just learning the game to our starting kicker and a solid option at defensive back. He is also an all-conference performer in track and field, as both a pole vaulter and a triple jumper. Ibuki has already secured a position with Amazon. Starting in the United States this summer, Ibuki will then return home and work for Amazon Japan starting late in the fall. Congrats on all you've accomplished so far Ibuki, and best of luck the rest of this spring!