The AlphaGraphics Armstrong State Student-Athlete of the Month for October is junior women's soccer defender Olivia DeJong.
AlphaGraphics and the Armstrong State University athletic department are teaming up again this year to honor one student-athlete each month that best represents the Pirates' drive to succeed on the field and in the classroom. The Pirates have won the Peach Belt Conference Commissioner's Cup four out of the last five years while 58% of our student-athletes carried a GPA of 3.0 or better last year. This kind of success can not happen without the efforts of our outstanding student-athletes.
A native of Melbourne Beach, Fla., DeJong was part of an Armstrong State defense that limited opponents to an 0.76 goals against average while playing the most minutes (786) of any Pirate during the month of October. Armstrong State went 6-2-1 during the month and earned the No. 4 seed in the PBC Tournament.
DeJong also received a pair of academic awards during the month earning a spot on the PBC All-Academic women's soccer team, as well as the CoSIDA Academic All-District III women's soccer squad. She carries a 3.95 GPA in nursing at Armstrong State.
Check out the video interview with Olivia on her honor. Join us next month as we honor our AlphaGraphics Armstrong State Student-Athlete of the Month for November!