ATLANTA, Ga. - Liberty's Azaria Kirwa followed up his victory at the 2018 ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Championship by being tabbed the Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced Wednesday by the league office. Kirwa becomes the first Flames Men's Cross Country runner to win the award.
With a 3.38 cumulative GPA as a Nursing Major, Kirwa highlights the seven-person ASUN All-Academic Team. Kirwa claimed the ASUN Runner of the Year honors with a first-place finish, 10 seconds ahead of the runner-up. His victory marked the first individual title for a Flames' men's runner in the program's debut in the ASUN Conference.
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.
2018 ASUN CONFERENCE MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Azaria Kirwa, Liberty (Senior | 3.38 | Nursing)
#Alex Turnock, Jacksonville (Junior | 3.88 | Marketing)
Owen Glogovsky, Lipscomb (Junior | 3.83 | Biochemistry)
#Fynn Timm, North Florida (Senior | 3.86 | Sport Management)
Rob Leverone, North Florida (Junior | 3.63 | Business Management)
Nick Morken, North Florida (Senior | 3.34 | Sport Management)
Reece Duff, Stetson (Sophomore | 4.00 | Molecular Biology)
# - Denotes two-time All-Academic Team selection
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