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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Swedes’ Linnebur receives scholarship

  • Bethany College running back Tevis Linnebur has received the sixth annual "Husky Mo" running back scholarship for Bethany football.
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  • Bethany College running back Tevis Linnebur has received the sixth annual "Husky Mo" running back scholarship for Bethany football.
    This is the second straight year Linnebur has received the scholarship. Recipients are chosen based on their academic skills and their athletic achievements.
    In 2012, Linnebur had 267 rushing attempts for 1175 yards for an average of 4.4 yards per carry.
    In eleven games played, he scored eight touchdowns. Linnebur is ranked 15th in total rushing (1175) and rushing yards per game (106.8).
    He currently holds a 3.2 grade point average.
    "It is a true honor to receive the Husky Mo Award twice in a row,’ Linnebur said. “I will continue to do my best to make sure I earned this award."
    This is the sixth annual Husky Mo running back scholarship awarded by Mike Olson, a 1972 Bethany graduate.
    The scholarship title comes from the nickname Olson received from his fraternity, Pi Sigma Chi. Olson was called "Husky Mo" to distinguish him from another student named Mike Olson, who was called "Lean and Mean Mo."
    Olson was a running back for the Swedes football team from 1968 to 1972, and set the unbroken school record in highest single-game rushing yards (250).
    In 1971, he was an All-American running back. Olson now lives in Bennington with his wife Jill, a fellow Bethany alumna of 1973.
    He owns and operates Michael H. Olson Accounting Services in Salina, Beloit and Concordia.
    Linnebur is a sophomore majoring in athletic training.

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