Lillehaugen earns Dave Hauck Award

Mike Ludwig
May 13, 2013

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - St. Olaf senior cross country and track student-athlete Tim Lillehaugen, a four-time All-MIAC honoree, was named the college's Dave Hauck Award winner on Monday evening.

The honor is awarded annually to a senior in his or her final year of eligibility in recognition of athletic excellence, distinguished service and leadership and academic achievement. Lillehaugen is the fourth honoree, joining John Schantzen '10 (football, track and field), Abigail Ho '11 (tennis) and Leon Clark '12 (football, track and field).

Lillehaugen, a Moorhead (Minn.) High School grad, was a two-time all-region and All-MIAC runner for the Oles' cross country program, which reached the NCAA Division III Championships in each of his last two seasons. In his final season, he finished 14th at the MIAC's and 17th at the regional. He was an academic all-conference and academic all-region honoree twice and earned United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors as a junior.

His track and field career was highlighted by an individual conference championship at the MIAC Indoor Championships this spring, when he won the 5,000. He was a four-time member of the cross country team and a three-time member in both indoor and outdoor track and field.

A Rhodes Scholar nominee for St. Olaf, Lillehaugen carried a 3.88 GPA in his major. He spent time in Costa Rica on an independent research project during his junior year and is a member of the Economics Honor Society. An active member in the community, he was an executive committee member in student government and student senate.

He volunteered with a number of organizations, including Transit for Livable Communities in St. Paul and Northfield Retirement Center.

"Tim is an outstanding leader and demonstrated excellence during his career at St. Olaf," athletic director Matt McDonald said. "He is a deserving winner of the Dave Hauck Award."

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