Kolibab Named BIG EAST Male Field Athlete Of The Week

This is Kolibab's second time earning the award this outdoor season.

This is Kolibab's second time earning the award this outdoor season.

April 23, 2014

BIG EAST Weekly Awards

CINCINNATI - Xavier track and field junior John Kolibab has been named the BIG EAST Male Track Athlete of the Week after taking fifth in the high jump at the Beach Invite at Long Beach State University this past weekend.

Kolibab cleared a height of 2.0m, earning him his second BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week award this outdoor season.

"John is an athlete that thrives off of competition," said Head Coach Ryan Orner. "He's the type of guy that seeks out the best jumpers to compete against and he's never afraid of the challenge. This dynamic trait is what makes John a consistent point scorer at larger and more competitive meets. When John got out to California for the Beach Invite he was disappointed that he wasn't in the elite section. From that point he made it his mission to prove to everyone that he belonged among the best. As a coach I really enjoy being around John's positive attitude and desire to achieve."