Lipscomb's Poyner Awarded Scholar-Athlete Accolade; Six Other Recognized

2017 ASUN Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team

LakePoint, Ga. - Lipscomb's Jacob Poyner followed up his victory at the 2017 ASUN Men's Cross Country Championship by being tabbed the Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced Thursday by the league office. Poyner becomes the first Bisons Men's Cross Country runner to win the award.

With a perfect 4.0 GPA as an Exercise Science majors at Lipscomb, Poyner highlights the seven-person ASUN All-Academic Team. Poyner claimed the ASUN Runner of the Year honors with a first-place finish, seven seconds ahead of the runner-up. His victory marked the first individual title for a Bisons' men's runner and helped Lipscomb capture its fourth ASUN Championship title in the past five years.

The All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative grade point average or better and participated in at least half of their team's events. 

2017 ASUN CONFERENCE MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
*Jacob Poyner, Lipscomb (Senior | 4.00 | Exercise Science)
*Tyler Stahl, North Florida (Senior | 3.51 | Psychology / Criminal Justice)
Jordon Garman, Jacksonville (Senior | 4.00 | Master's - Kinesiology)
Alex Turnock, Jacksonville (Sophomore | 3.82 | Kinesiology)
Noah Perkins, North Florida (Sophomore | 3.57 | Computing & Information Sciences)
Fynn Timm, North Florida (Junior | 3.84 | Sport Management)
Dorian Jones, USC Upstate (Junior | 3.56 | History Education)#

* - Denotes unanimous selection
# - Denotes two-time All-Academic Team selection

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