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Derek Olson was an outstanding student at OPSU as well an honored football player. - Campus Communications photo

**For Immediate Release**
OPSU Grad Olson Continues to Excel
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 07/07/06

Goodwell, Okla. — Derek Olson was one of the best student athletes ever to compete for Oklahoma Panhandle State University, and he has continued that excellence in his career working as a bank examiner for the State of Kansas.

After an outstanding career at Dodge City Community College, the 6’2, 280-pound Olson joined the Aggies in 2002. In his two years in an OPSU uniform the Jetmore, Kansas, native was named to the All-Independent Football Alliance (IFA) team twice as a center, as well as earning Academic All-IFA honors.

One of the most well-liked people on the OPSU campus, Olson received his degree in Business in 2004 and was named the school’s Male Student Athlete of the Year for 2003-2004. After spending the 2004 season as a line coach for the Aggies, Olson took his present position as a Kansas state employee.

Now living in Overland Park, Olson still maintains close ties with many friends, teachers, and former teammates, and expects to see many of them when he is in attendance at Aggie football games this fall.

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