Walker and McCullough join a list of four men and five women to be announced as finalists by the SCAC. The award honors the SCAC's "senior student-athletes who have best distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, and service and leadership." Nominees must have completed their intercollegiate eligibility and received their undergraduate degree by the end of the school year, as well as have a cumulative GPA of 2.500 or better on a 4.000 scale.
Walker was the SCAC Elite 19 award winner in men's track & field this spring, which was awarded to the top GPA among student-athletes earning All-SCAC honors in that sport. He was part of the 4x100-meter relay team that won back-to-back SCAC Championships over the last two seasons, and Walker was also the SCAC's gold medalist in the 400-meter dash in 2019.
After breaking the Trinity record in the 400 meters, Walker qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season and was named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-West Region team. He is also part of the Tiger relay teams that hold school records in both the 4x100 and 4x400.
McCullough graduated as the most decorated cross country runner in school history, securing her second consecutive All-America honors this past fall. She also earned All-American honors in track & field for the first time in her career this spring, finishing fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
McCullough was the SCAC Elite 19 award winner in women's cross country in the fall, after leading the Tiger team to its second consecutive SCAC Championship. She also led the Trinity women's track & field team to four team conference titles during her career. McCullough was named the SCAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year in the fall, following that up with the SCAC Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Year award in the spring. She was a four-time All-SCAC and All-Region honoree in cross country, as well as earning eight All-SCAC and four All-Region track & field honors. McCullough also captured five individual SCAC Championships and is the only runner in SCAC history to win the 3,000-meter steeplechase title four consecutive years.
The SCAC Man and Woman of the Year will be selected and announced later this month. The SCAC Woman of the Year will also be the conference's nominee for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year award, which is selected by the NCAA in October.