Kemboi Races to Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Honors

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

MACON, Ga. – The Atlantic Sun Conference honored USC Upstate's Gilbert Kemboi as the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Kemboi, a Sociology major, highlighted the A-Sun Academic All-Conference team with a 3.545 cumulative grade point average (GPA) as a senior. He competed in three events in the 2013 A-Sun Indoor Championship, taking home two golds and a silver to lead all track athletes with 28 points.

The Spartan has won five Scholar Athlete honors in an A-Sun sport in the two-year existence of the award.

The A-Sun introduced the new sport-by-sport Academic All-Conference teams in the 2011-12 academic year to recognize student-athletes who embody the conference’s mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative GPA or better and participated in at least half of their team’s games.

Gilbert Kemboi, USC Upstate
Senior | GPA: 3.545 | Major: Sociology | Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
• Second year in a row to be named Scholar-Athlete of the Year in Indoor Track and Field
• Fifth Scholar-Athlete honor in an A-Sun sport in the two-year existence of the award
• Became the second A-Sun student-athlete to be crowned four-time indoor champion in a single event with his performance in the 5000m
• Time of 14:41.56 in the 5000m broke a meet record that he had set in 2012
• Claimed his third A-Sun title and second-straight in the 3,000-meter, crossing the line in 8:25.95
• Took home silver in the mile with a time of 4:18.06

*Filip Jalovy, ETSU (Sophomore | GPA: 3.60 | Sport Management)
*Anders Ludvingsen, ETSU (Junior | GPA: 3.77 | Business)
*Chris Winkle, ETSU (Sophomore | GPA: 3.75 | Exercise Science)
*Ryan Burruss, Kennesaw State (Senior | GPA: 3.80 | Criminal Justice)
*Rasmus Rooks, Kennesaw State (Sophomore | GPA: 4.00 | Health & Exercise Science)
*Tucker Peabody, Lipscomb (Junior | GPA: 3.32 | Biology)
*Houston Ward, Lipscomb (Sophomore | GPA: 3.53 | Finance)
*Andrew Wolf, Lipscomb (Sophomore | GPA: 3.58 | Engineering)
*Zac Holtkamp, Northern Kentucky (Sophomore | GPA: 3.62 | Biological Science)
*Ross Oden, USC Upstate (Junior | GPA: 3.39 | Chemistry)
Riley Doherty, USC Upstate (Sophomore | GPA: 3.30 | Undeclared)
* Unanimous Selection

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