Runner honored as Winner for Life

Kidan Kidane
Kidan Kidane

ASUN athletes recognized for excellence on and off the field

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 11, 2017) — Kennesaw State cross country senior Kidan Kidane has been named to the fall 2016 semester Winners for Life Team by the Atlantic Sun Conference.

The Winners for Life Team honors student-athletes who share and/or demonstrate the ASUN core values: education, honesty, student-athlete experience, fairness, health, ambition, respect, diversity, inclusion, leadership, responsibility and sportsmanship. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have competed in the current academic year in an ASUN-sponsored sport and be in good academic standing at his/her university.

Kidane has been a standout runner in cross country and track and field for the Owls. She has been on the dean’s list four semesters in a row and owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.51, majoring in exercise science.

She has finished second at the ASUN Cross Country Championships twice and has earned eight top-five finishes and two medals in cross country during her outstanding career. In the community, Kidane has been a volunteer for the Atlanta Bike Rally, MADD Dash and Walk Like MADD, and several other engagements.

Fall 2016 Winners for Life Team
Kidan Kidane – Kennesaw State cross country 
Tabby Tindell – FGCU women’s soccer
Jack Burns – Jacksonville men’s soccer
Kayla Ostrom – Lipscomb volleyball
Phillip Costa – NJIT men’s soccer
Milan Kovacs – North Florida men’s soccer
Rachel Baylor – USC Upstate women’s soccer
Joe Berry – Stetson men’s cross country

To keep up with the latest Kennesaw State cross country news, follow the team on Twitter @KSUOwlNation and @KSUOwlTrackFieldXC or by liking Kennesaw State University on Facebook.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit