Welch College Cross Country Runner Receives Top NCCAA-DII Award

‘Mitchell Moody has received the Elvin and Joyce King Award Division II Men’s cross country from the NCCAA. This award says, “The NCCAA honors student-athletes for excellence in their Christian testimony, in the classroom, and in their sport.”

Mitchell came to Welch College in the fall of 2019, majoring in math education and music education. “Mitchell has a servant’s heart, and it has shown through his leadership on campus,” stated Cross Country Coach Matt Bracey. “He has been a model student-athlete who loves the Lord and strives to glorify Him in all he does.”

Mitchell has been named to the President’s Honor Roll every year of his matriculation, as well as the Music Student of the Year and the Welch College Male Student-Athlete of the Year. He has also remained engaged in his local church, Sylvan Park Free Will Baptist Church, playing piano and teaching children.

Athletic Director Greg Fawbush said, “Mitchell has been the model student-athlete for Welch College. He achieved high marks in the classroom while excelling in the sport of cross country and setting a high standard for the rest of the student-athletes to try and reach.”

Moody qualified for the NCCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Championship all four years of his career, running his career-best this past year with a time of 30:30 (6:08 per mile) for 8k (4.97 miles).

“We are so proud of Mitchell,” said President Matt Pinson. “He’s one of our premier athletes, demonstrating that perfect combination of academic and athletic excellence.”

For the NCCAA release, please go to this link https://thenccaa.org/news/2022/11/10/mens-cross-country-dii-mitchell-moody-named-2022-dii-cross-country-king-award-recipient.aspx?elinkdata=%40ELINKDATA%40

Questions about Welch College’s Cross Country team may be directed to Coach Bracey at mbracey@welch.edu or Athletic Director Fawbush at gfawbush@welch.edu. “


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