Susan Carey is a basketball standout; Michelle Oliner tears it up in track

Basketball player Susan Carey and track athlete Michelle Oliner were honored as the Special Olympics Athletes of the Month at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon.

Susan Carey

Susan Carey

Michelle Oliner

Michelle Oliner

Carey has been playing basketball for Special Olympics since 1991. She also plays softball.

“She is the epitome of what you want in an athlete,” said her coach Andrea Diaz. “She’s consistent, comes to every practice with a great attitude.”

Diaz said Carey helps other players, hustles in practice and will play wherever she is needed.

Oliner runs the sprint events on the track, the 100, 200 and 4×100 relay. In 2014, she was on a medal winning 4×100 relay team at the Special Olympics Trials at USC just prior to the World Games.

Said her coach, Dan Weiner: “Michelle has a great attitude and a great smile. She has so much energy and is an excellent teammate.”

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