A trio of Bulldogs were recognized as the Outstanding Senior Student-Athletes by the Truman Athletics Department following the 2013-14 school year. Kelsey Bollman (Softball), Casey Jepsen (Women's Swimming) and Mike Carlson (Men's Basketball) are this year's recipients.
Softball player Kelsey Bollman became a four-time all-conference player for the Bulldogs earning her second consecutive first-team honor this season under the GLVC banner.
The Maquoketa, Iowa-native hit .361 during the season, finishing with a league-best 69 hits while adding 12 doubles, six home runs, and 37 RBI. She stole 11 bases and started all 56 games in the Bulldog outfield.
Women's Swimmer Casey Jepsen earned three All-America honors this past March and capped off her Bulldog career with a total of nine All-America certificates. She finished 10th nationally in the 200 freestyle and was 11th in the 500 free. J
epsen had a runner-up finish at the GLVC Championships in the 200 and was third in the 100 while helping the Bulldogs to a second place finish in the overall conference standings.
Men's basketball player Mike Carlson was named the sixth all-American in program history named to both the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Daktronics all-American teams.
Carlson also earned Great Lakes Valley Conference co-Player of the Year honors while leading the men to 20-7 overall record and 13-5 GLVC mark. Carlson averaged 21.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game as a senior and shot 54.4 percent from the floor.
He scored 575 points this season, marking the second-highest single-season total in Truman history, and finished his three seasons as a Bulldog ranked eighth in career points with 1,326 total in 82 career games (16.2 per game).
Carlson scored a career- and program- single-game high 48 points against Missouri S&T on Jan. 30, 2014.
Courtesy Truman State University