ORLANDO - Three Carson-Newman track and field athletes have been named to the CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon.
Hurdler Caleb Agee and distance runners Luke Greer and Bekah White all earned the accolades. All three individuals advance on the ballot for consideration for Academic All-America honors. It marks the third straight year Carson-Newman has had three academic all-district nods. White is the lone individual in this year's class who repeats on the team. She is looking to follow up academic All-America honors from a year ago. She is looking to become the athletic department's ninth two-time Academic All-American. She would join national champion high jumper Tanner Stepp as repeat honorees.
"These three are serious students and serious athletes," Carson-Newman Director of Track and Field David Needs said. "They focus on their academics just as much as they focus on their athletics and it shows in these honors."
The accolade is the first academic honor for five-time All-American Luke Greer. He finished his undergraduate degree with a 3.67 GPA and carries a 4.0 in his master's program. Greer put a bow on his Carson-Newman career with a stellar showing at outdoor nationals. He earned All-America honors with fifth place finsh in the 10K run before closing his career with second team accolades and and 11th place finish in the 5K run.
Agee adds the academic honor to his SAC Scholar Athlete of the Year nod. Agee holds a 3.93 GPA as a biology major. He has been on the Carson-Newman Dean's List for three years, is a three-time SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll selection and was a Gold Scholar Eagle for two the last two years. He more than likely repeat his selection to those four lists as he moves on to his senior year.
Agee is the three-time winner in the 400-meter hurdles at the SAC Outdoor Championship and holds a league and school record time of 53.78 seconds in the event. He is also a three-time U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region in the 400-meter hurdles.
Finally, White added to her illustrious resume. She graduated from Carson-Newman with a 4.0 GPA. She is a two-time winner of the SAC's Elite 20 award. She competed in the 10K meter run turning in a 13th-place finish at 45:04.42, as well as the 5K meter run in 19:15.67 for 11th-place at the SAC Championships.