School: Oregon State University
Year
: Senior
Major
: Public Health

Aaron Mateo Olmos, a wrestler at Oregon State University, is studying public health. Olmos is active in several campus organizations, including Kappa Alpha Psi, the Black Student Union, and DAM Change, a Black student-athlete led organization that raises awareness about systemic racism. He received the prestigious Frances Dancy Hooks Award during the 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Oregon State. β€œMateo has been a vital building block within our program,” says head coach Chris Pendleton. β€œI haven't met too many student-athletes as driven as he is to impact his community in such profound ways. He excels in all aspects of his life, and he's just getting started.”