Bryer named as one of six OVC Scholar-Athletes for 2017-18


Eagle Rifle senior Brandon Bryer has earned the highest individual award a student-athlete can receive in the Ohio Valley Conference – he was named as one of the six 2017-18 OVC Scholar-Athletes. 

The winners were selected from a group of 17 finalists by a vote of OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives. Honorees must have performed athletically with distinction, earned at least a 3.25 GPA and conducted themselves in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete, his or her institution, intercollegiate athletics, and the OVC. The award is based on academic and athletic criteria/accomplishments achieved during the 2017-18 school year. 

Bryer is the 14th man in MSU history to earn the accolade and the first since Logan Hogge (16) did so representing MSU Golf in 2015-16. Morehead State now has 26 all-time winners, including 12 women. 

Now in his final season of rifle, Bryer has been a three-time All-OVC selection and twice earned his team’s Most Improved honor in addition to having the highest average on the team. In 2017-18 he was named Mr. Eagle as the school’s Male Athlete of the Year. 

In the classroom, Bryer has a 3.91 GPA in political science with a minor in business administration. He also serves as the Morehead State Student Government Association president (elected by the students) and as the student representative on the MSU Board of Regents. He has earned the OVC Academic Medal of Honor, been a three-time OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipient and a three-time Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic selection. 

He has also served as the treasurer of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, earning that organization’s Howard H. Baker National Leadership Award and has served as the Vice President of the Interfraternity Council (IFC). Bryer has also served as the president of the Pre-Law Society. In the community, he has helped with the organizations and businesses that include Shiners Hospital, Horizon Village and the Tri-County Animal Shelter.

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