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April 16, 2024 3:39 pm

Johnson garners USTFCCCA All-Academic honors

MOUNT OLIVE – Rising University of Mount Olive senior Kamden Johnson received U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors.

After a breakout indoor campaign, Johnson garnered the accolade for the first time in his career at UMO. This winter, he was named the Men’s Track & Field Winter Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Year following his performance at the league championship. Johnson claimed the conference crown in the high jump and registered a runner-up finish in the long jump, as the Trojans captured their seventh straight indoor championship. Additionally, he was a USTFCCCA All-Region honoree in the high jump and long jump after recording a pair of NCAA provisional standards.

This marks the third straight year in which at least one UMO male student-athlete has earned the academic laurel from the USTFCCCA.

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in the indoor or outdoor seasons.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics