Sophomore swimmer Christina Amburgy and senior track & field athlete Brad Vogel were named Simpson's Student-Athletes of the Month for February 2014.
Christina Amburgy, swimming
Amburgy, a sophomore from Knoxville, Iowa, was named to the All-Liberal Arts Championship Team for her efforts at the 2014 Liberal Arts Championships. At the end-of-the-year meet, Amburgy helped set three school records and turned in the highest finish by a Simpson swimmer at the meet since 2004 when she placed third in the 100 freestyle. By the end of the weekend, Amburgy owned school records in the 100 and 200 freestyle and helped the 400 freestyle relay to another. Her record in the 100 freestyle broke a 10-year old mark held by the program's only All-American, Dana Kuiken.
Brad Vogel, track & field
Vogel, a senior sprinter from Donnellson, Iowa, erased some painful memories by winning the 55-meter dash at the 2014 Iowa Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Vogel placed second in the 60-meter dash in 2011 and 2012 and injuried his hamstring in the finals in 2013. He posted the second-fastest qualifying time this year and captured the elusive title in the finals, crossing the finish line in 6.52 seconds to beat Wartburg's Jonas Elusme. With the win, Vogel became Simpson's first 55-meter conference champion since the league began holding an indoor championship in 2003. The Student-Athlete of the Month honor is the second for Vogel this academic year.