Tanner And Orr Named UMO Scholar Athletes Of The Month

Tanner And Orr Named UMO Scholar Athletes Of The Month

Mount Olive, N.C. - Elise Tanner and Jesiah Orr have been selected as the University of Mount Olive Female and Male Scholar-Athletes of the Month for the month of April.

A member of the women's cross country and track & field teams, Tanner is a senior Biology major who holds a 3.673 GPA. Tanner recently was named the Trojans Globe winner for best Championship Performance after being a member of 12 championship teams.

Tanner has participated in a little bit of everything from pole vault and long jump to the long distance races. Tanner set a personal record of 38:29.50 in the 10K earlier this semester at the Colonial Relays hosted by William & Mary College. She also set a new mark in the 1500M race finishing 3rd at the Trojan Challenge with a time of 5:03.14. To see all of Tanner's season and career marks, check out her TFRRS bio here.

A member of the men's volleyball team, Orr is a junior Business Administration Business Management major and Banking and Finance minor who holds a 3.949 GPA. The junior is 

A native of Langley, British Columbia, Orr participated in 21 sets over six matches for the Trojans this season. Orr collected 36 kills, two service aces, and 29 digs. Mount Olive made a run to the Conference Carolinas Championship quarterfinals and finished the season with an 11-16 overall mark and 9-7 conference record.

Scholar-Athlete of the Month winners are nominated by University of Mount Olive faculty members and selected by a committee chaired by UMO math professor and faculty athletics representative Dr. Brenda Cates.