Och Tamale Summer 2021 - University of Redlands

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COCO MCKOWN ’04, ’10

2021 Scholar-Athletes of the Year


Brenna Dolen ’21 The women’s soccer team practices with COVID-related safety precautions in place.

“Our mission is to develop quality student-athletes, and part of that is teaching them how to be comfortable with uncertainty. … There is no greater situation to test that lesson than COVID-19.”


Calhoun Helmberger ’21


he 2021 Frank Serrao Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year are football player Calhoun Helmberger ’21 and track and field competitor Brenna Dolen ’21. In the classroom, Helmberger impressed faculty, gaining various academic accolades as a double major in political science and public policy while also earning AllConference honors as a three-year starter of the offensive line. Dolen represented Redlands on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team as a successful psychology major who also became an All-American and school record-holder in the triple jump. Read more about them at GoRedlands.com.

—Track and Field Head Coach Mike Schmidt Life and Housing, Athletics, the San Bernardino County testing site, and others. “We didn’t even know if competition was possible; there were so many unknowns,” she says. In the end, it was all worth it. “Giving many of our student-athletes the opportunity to compete was the reward.” OT

The University of Redlands thanks the following donors for their generous sponsorship of the Ted Runner Stadium videoboard:

Pepsi Co Bottling Group LLC Title sponsor Harvest Table Culinary Group Major sponsor Beaver Medical Group Community sponsor



experience this year, given the restrictions that we have.” Both Martinez and Roche are cautiously optimistic about the future. They considered the spring season a developmental season, one where students could “build relationships and practice the sports they love,” says Martinez, who admits he still misses the “sweaty hugs” from his Bulldogs. Roche says the Herculean effort of having student-athletes on campus competing was only made possible by the work and the coordination efforts of U of R employees in Student Affairs, Harvest Table, Residence