AUSTIN, Texas – Cole Olsen and Clayton VanDyke have done nothing but make history at Lewis-Clark State College, and they are not done yet. After closing out historic careers at outdoor nationals in May, the duo became the first LC State student-athletes to be voted CoSIDA Academic All-Americans more than once in their careers. Both were named 2021-22 Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country First-Team Academic All-Americans.
Both Olsen and VanDyke earned the honor previously in their careers, with Olsen doing it in 2019-20 and VanDyke in 2020-21. They are also the first teammates to earn the honor in the same season. Olsen graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and a 3.78 GPA, and VanDyke graduated with a degree in Graphic Communications and a 3.93 GPA. Both graduated Magna Cum Laude.
“Both young men ended their final seasons with outstanding performances at nationals, so to add this is a great way to wrap up a career,” Head Coach Mike Collins said. “We will miss both of these guys very dearly as they brought a lot to our program in so many ways. They raised the bar for their teammates, future Warriors, and made sure the coaching staff was working to keep up with them.”