Spring Hill College cross country head coach Joe Williams announced the signing of Brennan McLean and Conner Bueche from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, La., to the Badger men's running squad.
McLean (left) was a five-time letterman during his three-year prep career in which he was named an All-Metro Team member in 2011 when he ran as the No. 5 runner on a CHS squad that won the Class 5A Louisiana State Cross Country Championship.
He was part of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Class 5A Outdoor Track & Field State Championship teams for Catholic and his CHS Indoor Track & Field teams also won State Championships in 2011 and 2012.
McLean was the founder and president of the Respect Life Club and vice-president of Bears Against Destructive Decisions (B.A.D.D.) at CHS. He served as a Student Ambassador and Student Minister and is active in his parish youth group while volunteering in the parish community.
Bueche (right) is also a three-year varsity letterman on a CHS cross country team that has won three of the last four Louisiana State Championships.
Off the running course, Bueche was nominated to the National Young Leaders Conference a junior, served on the Louisiana Association of Student Council Staff as both a junior and a senior and served as Party Chair at the Louisiana Youth Seminar where he was named the Barbara Jo Pease Most Outstanding Delegate.
At CHS, he won the Monice Oliphant Award for Servant Leadership as a junior while also serving as the Chairperson for the Conference on National Affairs. He was a member of the Student Ministry, Spanish Club and Key Club while serving as a Eucharistic Minister and Student Council Parliamentarian. As a member of Youth and Government, he served as secretary in his sophomore year, vice-president as a junior and President in his senior year. Bueche was a Lieutenant Governor's Youth Cabinet member as a junior and was appointed to the Secretary of State Board for 2011-2012 in addition to being selected to the Council on National Affairs all four years of his prep career.