Two Ottawa High School graduates Kristen Hendrickson and Jena Richardson received Ottawa University awards during the annual Braves Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet.
Hendrickson was awarded the Braves Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship. Richardson received the Bo Boucek Scholarship.
Hendrickson is a three-year letterwinner and a three-time all-conference first team selection for the Lady Braves volleyball team. She is the first player in program history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career. She helped lead the Lady Braves to the conference championship in 2012.
She is a volunteer at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
“Kristen has been the foundation of our program from the bottom of the KCAC [kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference] to competing for a KCAC championship. Over this time, she has represented the program on and off the court like the leader she has become,” Ottawa coach Tom Symons said.
Richardson is a two-year letterwinner in outdoor track and earned one letter in indoor track for the Lady Braves. During the 2012 indoor season, she earned all-conference honors in the 3,200-meter relay and in the distance medley relay. Richardson earned all-conference honors during the outdoor season as a part of the 3,200 relay team.
She helped lead the team to a third-place finish at the conference with a school record time of 10 minutes, 1.24 seconds.
Richardson ran a personal best time of 2:30.98 in the 800 at the 2011 conference meet. She also competes for the cross-country team.