2014 Scholar-Athlete winner: Landon Nault

by Jenni Carlson Published: June 29, 2014
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KINGFISHER: LANDON NAULT

Athletics: All-State and Little All-City offensive player of the year in football as a senior. Led Kingfisher to the state championship as he rushed for 2,304 yards and 45 touchdowns. Starting running back on two other teams that finished as the state runner-up. First-team Little All-City as a junior and senior, second-team as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman. Will play football at Emporia State.

Three-year varsity starter in basketball. Member of state qualifying team as a freshman. Two-year varsity runner in track. Qualified for state in multiple events. Also played with the Connie Mack baseball team in Enid until he was a sophomore.

One of six boys selected as a national finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman.

Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Valedictorian. Scored 26 on the ACT. National Honor Society. National English Honor Society. Oklahoma Honor Society.

Activities: Class officer. Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team. Business Professionals of America. Student council. Graduation honor attendant. Prom honor server. Homecoming king. Third grade classroom aide.

Quote: “Beyond being one of the most incredible athletes ever to pass through our school, Mr. Nault is also one of the finest people I’ve seen in my more than four decades as a teacher.” — A.J. Johnson, social studies chairman

College choice: Emporia State

Also nominated: Shalyn Layn


by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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