Norman's Hayley Redwine poses for a photo at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Determination, competitiveness set Hayley Redwine apart

Sports | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Hayley Redwine was a two-time first-team All-City selection in cross country and led Norman to a state runner-up finish as a senior, and in track, she medaled in every individual event that she ran at state as a junior and senior.

**to be used by art for a illustraton**Kingfisher's Landon Nault poses for a photo at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Landon Nault makes impact on and off the field in Kingfisher

Sports | Updated: Sat, Jun 28, 2014 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Landon Nault led Kingfisher to its first state football title in a decade and won just about every major offensive player of the year award in the state. He also carried a perfect 4.0 grade point average and was one of six boys selected as a national finalist for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman.

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  • 2014 Scholar-Athlete: Determination, competitiveness set Hayley Redwine apart

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    Hayley Redwine was a two-time first-team All-City selection in cross country and led Norman to a state runner-up finish as a senior, and in track, she medaled in every individual event that she ran at state as a junior and senior.

  • 2014 Scholar-Athlete winner: Landon Nault

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

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  • 2014 Scholar-Athletes: Landon Nault makes impact on and off the field in Kingfisher

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    Landon Nault led Kingfisher to its first state football title in a decade and won just about every major offensive player of the year award in the state. He also carried a perfect 4.0 grade point average and was one of six boys selected as a national finalist for the prestigious Wendy’s High...



About the Bob Colon scholarships


Bob Colon
The scholarships presented to the top scholar-athletes are named for The Oklahoman's late sports editor Bob Colon. With the help of the Jim Thorpe Association, he resurrected the newspaper's scholar-athlete awards in the 1990s and made them one of his annual pet projects until his death in 2005.

How it's done


The quest to honor the best scholar-athletes began last fall with a mailing to every high school in the Oklahoma City area. It ends today with the announcement of The Oklahoman/Jim Thorpe Association Scholar-Athletes for 2013.


Who was eligible? Seniors who attend Oklahoma City-area high schools.


How were they nominated? By their schools. A school could nominate as many as three students, who completed a form detailing their athletic and academic achievements. A faculty letter of recommendation was also requested.


Is there a minimum grade point average or standardized test score required? No.


What was the formula for evaluation? Evaluations were based 60 percent on athletics, 40 percent on academics, and excellence was valued over mere participation. For example, a student who played only one sport but played it at a high level received higher consideration that one who played three sports but never started.


How were the school winners chosen? Three members of The Oklahoman's staff evaluated each school's nominations and determined a winner for each school.


How were the scholarship winners selected? A panel that included Oklahoman staff members evaluated the school winners, selecting the top 10 girls and the top 10 boys. Then, a 10-member panel ranked those girls and boys. Their rankings helped determine the overall winners and the runners-up.