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Wintheiser wins Elite 22 Award for athletic, academic excellence

WintheiserGrant250x350St. Olaf College junior Grant Wintheiser was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Elite 22 Award winner for men’s cross country.

Wintheiser, who recently won the MIAC Men’s Cross Country Championship for the second straight year while leading his team to back-to-back MIAC championships, is the league’s top academic and athletic performer in the sport.

The MIAC Elite 22 Award recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the conference championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.

Modeled after the NCAA Elite 89 Award, the MIAC Elite 22 Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest grade point average in each sport who meet similarly high, sport-specific athletic requirements.

Read more about Wintheiser’s award at St. Olaf Athletics.