Track and field lands seven on Indoor All-Academic team
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Logan Butts
Track and field lands seven on Indoor All-Academic team

LakePoint, Ga. – The Lipscomb track and field squad landed a league-high seven members on the ASUN Indoor All-Academic Team, as announced by the conference offices on Wednesday.

The Purple and Gold notched four spots on the men’s team and two spots on the women’s.

“Our program has a long and consistent history of academic excellence and these seven honorees represent us incredibly,” Taylor said. “Every year our men's and women's cross country and track and field teams are among the highest GPA's in the entire nation. 

“I'm very proud of these seven and our whole program for their achievement in the classroom, athletically, socially, spiritually and who they are as people. They are first-class representatives of Lipscomb University."

On the men’s side, senior Kade Hinkle earned his third overall All-Academic nomination, but first for indoor after two nods for outdoor. The Exercise Science major posted a 3.90 GPA.

Junior Ryan Speer grabbed his second consecutive indoor All-Academic nod. Speer, who won the indoor conference title in the 800m and was a part of the conference-winning 4x400m relay and DMR teams, owns a 3.81 GPA as a Corporate Management major.

Sophomores Ahmed Amaar and Owen Glogovsky each earned their first All-Academic nods. Amaar sports a 3.80 GPA as an International Business major, while Glogovsky is a Biochemistry major with a 3.91 GPA.

For the women, senior Avery Franklin notched her second indoor All-Academic nod and fourth overall.  The Exercise science major, who earned her last indoor nod in 2016, owns a 3.96 GPA.

Sophomore Courtney Brenner was named to her first All-Academic team. The Dietetics major owns a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Senior Katie Sperry was also named to her first All-Academic squad. Sperry is a Biology major with a 3.81 GPA.

North Florida’s Bobby Harris was named the Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while Jacksonville’s Brittany Bowald earned the Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Lipscomb will hit the track again this weekend at the Rhodes Invite to kick off the outdoor season.