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SHC Female Athlete of the Year Mariha Partman
SHC Female Athlete of the Year Mariha Partman
SHC - Wed, May. 22, 2013

The Spring Hill College Department of Athletics has announced that seniors Casey Adams and Mariha Partman have been named as the 2012-13 SHC Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year. Juniors Nick Link and Taryn Nash joined Adams and Partman in receiving department-wide honors by being named the 2012-13 SHC Male and Female Honor Student Athletes of the Year. The J. Lambert Dorn, S.J., Award was presented to senior men's golfer Chris Cartmill of Chesterfield, Mo.

Adams, a right-handed pitcher from Brooksville, Fla., started 12 games this season with one complete game. He built a 2-4 overall record with a 5.15 ERA and 35 strikeouts over 64.2 innings pitched.

For his three-year career at SHC, he pitched in 37 games with 35 starts, 10 complete games and three shutouts. Adams struck out 138 batters and finished his career with a 3.56 ERA, a record of 10-14 and two saves. He began his collegiate career at Bishop State Community College under head coach Mark Johnson in 2010.

Partman, a 2013 Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-West Division third baseman from Biloxi, Miss., has started all 60 games played by the Badgers so far in 2013 and holds a .322 batting average while leading her team with 11 homeruns. She has recorded 28 RBI and a .546 slugging percentage. Partman leads Spring Hill with 16 stolen bases in 19 attempts and also in runs scored with 51.

For her two-year career at SHC, Partman has hit for a .316 average with 105 total hits with 10 doubles, five triples, 13 homeruns and 39 RBI. In the field, she started in left field as a junior in 2012, but moved to third base to open the 2013 season and holds a .903 fielding percentage with 162 put outs and 100 assists. Partman has stolen 26 bases in 32 attempts. She transferred to SHC in 2011 after a successful two-year career at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College under head coach Kenneth Long.

Link, a men's soccer midfielder from Elizabethtown, Ky., holding a 3.74 GPA in Biology (Pre-Med), was a 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete who started all 19 Badger matches this year and scored on each of the three Spring Hill penalty-kick attempts on the year with an assist for seven total points. He is also a two-time member of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-Academic Team.

Link has started in 54 games in three seasons at SHC with five goals and an assist for 11 total points in his career.

Nash, a volleyball setter with a 4.0 GPA in International Studies, was the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Setter of the Year in both 2011 and 2012. She has been named All-West Division and All-Conference in each of her three seasons as well as All-Freshman in 2010.

A native of Independence, Mo., Nash appeared in 127 sets out of 128 played by the Badgers this year and distributed 1309 total assists for a 10.31 assists per set average. She collected 98 kills and a .384 attack percentage to go along with 261 digs, 35 aces and 40 total blocks.

Nash is a two-time member of the SSAC All-Academic Team, a 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete and holds the SHC career record for assists with 3,905. She was also selected as a second team member of the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Team by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) and Academic All-District in 2011.

For her career, she has appeared in 373 sets with 221 kills, 92 aces, 16 receptions, 822 digs, 20 solo blocks and 98 block assists for a total 118 of blocks. As a freshman, she represented SHC on the 2010 Musco Lighting SSAC Champions of Character Team.

Cartmill, a four-year member of the Badgers' men's golf team, received the J. Lambert Dorn, S.J., Award. Named in honor of Father J. Lambert Dorn, for many years the cornerstone of the Spring Hill College athletic program, this award is presented to the varsity athlete who has achieved the highest scholastic average over a four-year period.