Brains and brawn: Ottum named RMAC Summit Award winner

March 9, 2020
Noah Ottum wrestling

Noah Ottum

Anchorage’s Noah Ottum of Colorado School of Mines wrestling team has been selected Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Summit Award winner for the second consecutive season.

The Summit Award is given to one student-athlete in each RMAC sport of sophomore standing or above who has the top cumulative GPA at that sport’s championship tournament or meet, or in the event that sport doesn’t have a tournament like wrestling, the top GPA from the regular-season champion.

Colorado School of Mines won its second straight RMAC title this season with a 7-0 mark against the conference.

Ottum, of South High fame, carries a 3.95 GPA majoring in engineering physics.

He was named RMAC First-Team All-Academic in late February for the third straight season, and in 2019 was a CoSIDA Third-Team Academic All-American.

This season the 149-pound junior went 10-11 overall and 3-3 in RMAC duals as he started all but one dual this season at 149 pounds.