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By RICK PETERSON

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TopSports.news will honor All-America track and field thrower Braden Rose and All-America soccer player Khloe Schuckman as Washburn University's outstanding male and female athletes for 2023-2024 at the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Awards and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Wednesday at Washburn's Memorial Union.

BradenRoseWU 1Washburn graduate student Braden Rose is a six-time track and field All-American and holds the school record in the weight throw, discus and hammer throw. [Photo courtesy of Washburn Athletics]

KhloeSchuckmanWUsoccer 2Washburn junior Khloe Schuckman helped lead the Ichabods to a 21-4-1 record and the NCAA Division II soccer national championship game last fall. [Photo courtesy of Washburn Athletics]

Rose posted a pair of second-place finishes in the recent NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, finishing second in the hammer throw and discus. Rose picked up his sixth overall career All-American award in the national meet and holds the Washburn school record in the indoor weight throw, discus and hammer throw.

 Schuckman, a Wichita Bishop Carroll product, has scored 25 goals with nine assists over her first three WU seasons and helped lead the Ichabods to a 21-4-1 record last fall, earning third-team All-America recognition.

TopSports.news will honor outstanding Washburn athletes for the fourth time in conjunction with the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Awards and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

In 2023 Grant Bruner and Jaycee Ginter were named Washburn outstanding male and female athletes of the year. 

Washburn Athlete of the Year capsules:

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR -- BRADEN ROSE

A Washburn graduate student (biology major), Rose posted a pair of second-place finishes in the 2024 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, finishing second in the hammer throw (218-4) and discus (186-9) to pick up his sixth overall career All-American award. Rose scored 16 points for the Ichabods in the NCAA championships, giving him a school-record 19 points during the outdoor season.

Rose placed second at the 2024 NCAA Indoor Championships in the weight throw with a mark of 72-2.75 inches. Rose also finished second in the MIAA Indoor Championships after throwing the eighth-best mark in NCAA Division II history of 73-6.75 that also set a school record. Rose was a first-team All-American in the discus in the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships and a second-team All-American at the 2022 outdoor championships prior to earning second-team All-American honors in the hammer in 2023.

Rose completed his football eligibility in the 2022 season, twice earning All-MIAA recognition as a defensive tackle. Rose played in 45 games with 33 starts for the Ichabods, compiling 126 tackles with 25 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks and a touchdown. He was an MIAA Scholar Athlete for earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average and earning All-MIAA honors. 

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR -- KHLOE SCHUCKMAN

Schuckman, a marketing major who completed her junior season in the 2023 campaign, led the Ichabod offensive attack all the way to a first-ever National Championship match in the 2023 season, with Washburn finishing as the NCAA Division II national runnerup after a 1-0 loss to Point Loma.

The 5-foot-7 forward, a former standout at Wichita's Bishop Carroll, scored a team-high 11 goals on the year and dished out five assists for 27 points.

Schuckman earned All-MIAA first-team honors for a second straight year and was a United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region first-team selection and a third-team All-American.

Schuckman was named a USC Scholar All-American while also earning All-MIAA Scholar Athlete recognition for having a 3.5 or higher grade point average and earning All-MIAA honors. 

Schuckman, who has scored 25 goals with nine assists over her first three WU seasons, helped lead the Ichabods to a 21-4-1 record last fall.

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