Abbott Honored As OSU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Joe Denoyer - April 9, 2018 9:47 pm
STILLWATER – Oklahoma State football player Britton Abbott took home the most prestigious honor presented at OSU’s annual Academic Awards Banquet tonight when he was recognized as Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
In doing so, Abbott became the fourth football player to be recognized as either OSU’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year or OSU’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year since Mike Gundy took over as head coach in 2005. No men’s sports program at OSU has produced more recipients of those awards than football during that span.
In addition to this honor, Abbott was a second-team selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team and a first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree this past season. He was a recipient of the Big 12 Conference’s Gerald Lage Award, which is presented to student-athletes who have earned 100 credit hours with a minimum 3.80 cumulative grade point average. The owner of a perfect 4.0 grade point average since stepping on campus, Abbott graduated Summa Cum Laude in December (3.9-4.0 GPA) and was the recipient of the football program’s Dr. L.L. Boger Award for academic achievement. On the field, he started 10 games at Cowboy Back and was an important factor in OSU ranking among the national leaders in numerous offensive categories in 2017.
On the field, he started 10 games at Cowboy Back and was an important factor in OSU ranking among the national leaders in numerous offensive categories in 2017.
A native of Liberal, Kansas, Abbott started his career as a walk-on, but was rewarded with a scholarship prior to the start of the 2017 season.
“We talk a lot about the Cowboy Culture that we have in place here and Britton is an outstanding representative of it,” Gundy said. “He works hard and has a great attitude, and as a result, he’s successful both on and off the field. We’re proud of him and what he’s accomplished during his time here.”