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Thomas More Students Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Thomas More College's Catie Luck (Maineville, Ohio/Little Miami) and Jake Plummer (North Olmsted, Ohio/Hearts of Jesus Christ-Corpus Christi) were honored as part of The Second Annual Presidents' Athletic Conference's (PAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Year Banquet Tuesday evening. The event was held in the LeMont Restaurant, situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s historic Mount Washington neighborhood.

With overwhelming support from conference presidents and athletic administrators, the PAC launched its Scholar-Athlete of the Year Banquet as another way to recognize the league's best and brightest senior student-athletes for their athletic achievements, excellence in the classroom and outstanding community service efforts.

Over 120 were on hand to join in the celebration of the 22 recognized scholar-athletes.

Luck was named to the PAC Academic Honor Roll following each of her four seasons with the Saints’ softball program, she was recently selected as a member of the Capital One Academic All-District II Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), for her combined performances athletically and in the classroom. By virtue of making the Academic All-District Team, she advances to the Academic All-America Team ballot.

Following her graduation from Thomas More, Luck will attend the University of Buffalo on scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in physics.

A three-time team captain, Luck was recognized as a Second Team All-PAC selection this season. She hit .248 with two home runs, two triples, seven doubles, 16 RBIs and 26 runs scored. The Saints finished the season with a 27-17 record, including a 13-5 mark in the PAC. They earned a share of the PAC regular-season title and won their second PAC Championship Tournament title in the past three seasons, advancing to the NCAA Division III Softball Championship.

A volunteer with the Brighton Center, Special Olympics and the Ronald McDonald House, Luck has served as a judge at the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky for the past two years. She is a member of the Mathematics and Physics Club at Thomas More.

Plummer, a 2014 captain of Thomas More’s men’s soccer team, was named to the PAC Academic Honor Roll following each of his four seasons with the Saints. He was voted an All-PAC First Team selection following the 2012 and 2013 seasons and was a member of four-straight PAC Championship Tournament title-winning teams.

Plummer earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District II Men’s Soccer First Team following the 2013 season. On campus he has served as the President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and as Vice President of the Mathematics and Physics Club. He has worked as a tutor in the Mathematics and Physics departments and as a laboratory assistant in the Physics department.

Plummer also completed an internship with Beckett Gas, Inc., a manufacturer of gas combustion products and components. He is very active in the local community, serving as a youth soccer coach and as a Special Olympics volunteer working with its bowling program. He has also assisted with the St. Clarence Church Youth Ministry, volunteered at the Bank of Kentucky Observatory and has served as a judge at the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky.

Staff report/Photo via Thomas More Athletics