chaney brugman playing soccer

Women’s soccer midfielder and ME graduating senior Chaney Brugman was nominated for Female Academic Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, and the Female Oredigger Excellence Award.

Being a student athlete in college requires dedication and determination. And at Colorado School of Mines, where all our athletes are engineers or scientists, an extra measure of grit is needed to succeed. Mines Athletics recognizes the best of the best with the annual Blaster Awards. This year’s Blaster Awards, announced in mid-June, featured two ME students among the award winners (below) and many more ME students as nominees. Visit to view the full list of award winners and nominees.

Trevor howardMALE IRON DIGGER AWARD: Trevor Howard – Baseball
The Iron Digger Award recognizes someone who has demonstrated unparalleled dedication to physical preparation. Candidates will have been at the forefront of their team’s training in both personal improvement and leadership, exemplifying what it means to work behind the scenes.



Ryan wilsonMALE OREDIGGER EXCELLENCE AWARD: Ryan Wilson – Soccer
The Oredigger Excellence Award is given to a senior who has completed their eligibility and has distinguished themselves in an outstanding manner in achievement, leadership, and school spirit over the course of their career.