Football player Spencer Newell was named GLVC Special Teams Player of the Week earning Truman Football three straight special teams weekly honors. Newell took back a 71-yard punt return early in the second quarter against Valparaiso, Sept. 21. He had 92 yards worth of punt returns in the 38-7 win. Newell’s punt return was the first non-blocked punt return for a touchdown by the Bulldogs since 2009 and the second longest punt return since 1989.

Volleyball player Morgan Smith was named to the Bellarmine All-Tournament Team after 56 kills, 25 digs, 5 block assists and one solo block, Sept. 20-21. Smith recorded 19 kills in the victory over Charleston, Sept. 21, her high for the tournament.

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) recognized four Truman students and staff members for going above and beyond in August through the Of-The-Month (OTM) awards program. Students Brandon Ingli and Troy Shafer were awarded Executive Board Member of the Month and Spotlight of the Month respectively. Luke Amoroso was recognized as Institution Faculty/Staff of the Month and Zac Burden was awarded Residence Life Professional of the Month. The recipients of these awards are forwarded on to regional and national affiliates for potential additional recognition.

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