Max Bely Receives SLUH Scholar Athlete Award


Maksim Bely was chosen as this year's winner of the Dunn-Martel award.

The Dunn-Martel award was established in 1988 to honor Coaches Ebbie Dunn and Paul Martel’s long and successful tenures as soccer and football coaches respectively at St. Louis University High School.

“The school will present this award annually to the senior who maintains the high level of scholarship as well as the discipline and commitment of athletic participation that earn for him selection as 'Scholar-Athlete of St. Louis University High School,'' according to SLUH.

The athlete is chosen after nomination from their coaches based on grades an athletic participation. Bely was honored to win the award, reflected on the challenges of sports and academics.

"It is definitely a challenge to balance both and at times they conflict at times so the best you can do for yourself is to stay positive and if something doesn’t go your way don’t let it get to you," Bely said. "You don’t have many years where you go to school and play a varsity sport."