Photo courtesy of Concord Athletics – Blacksburg native Adam Linkous is Concord U’s rep from the baseball team for the spring sport achievement award.
Senior outfielder Adam Linkous of the Concord University baseball team, a Blacksburg native, and senior utility Jenna Witt of the Concord University softball team have been announced as Concord’s representatives for the Mountain East Conference’s Spring Sport Achievement Award.
To pay tribute to the career achievements of senior student-athletes in spring sports who had their seasons and/or careers abruptly ended by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mountain East Conference instituted the Spring Senior Career Achievement Award this year.
The award serves to acknowledge the outstanding athletic careers of student-athletes in spring sports who were not able to be recognized in their sport in the spring of 2020. It also pays tribute to their academic success and contributions to their teams and institution during their careers.
In his career, Linkous was a two-time selection to the All-MEC Second Team as he earned nods at two different positions. In 2018, Linkous was an All-MEC Second Team outfielder after batting a team-best .360 with 28 runs scored, 21 RBI and 12 stolen bases. Perhaps, the biggest hit of Linkous’ 2018 season, and maybe his career, was a walk-off single on the final day of the MEC regular season to send the Mountain Lions to the conference tournament for a 20th consecutive year. Last spring, the Blacksburg, Virginia native became a true two-way player for the Mountain Lions as he hit .308 with 34 runs scored, 28 RBI, 15 extra-base hits and 11 stolen bases and served as a relief pitcher. Linkous earned All-MEC Second Team for his work as a reliever. Over 25 innings, he went 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA and 23 strikeouts to go along with six saves. Linkous is tied for fifth in program history in career saves with six. His eight triples are tied for tenth in program history. Linkous has graduated with a degree in business administration.