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BYU track: Cougar men receive MPSF academic honors

By Justin Green

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, April 11 2014 4:24 p.m. MDT

BYU men's track had 22 athletes receive the distinction of MPSF All-Academic Scholar Athlete for the 2014 indoor track and field season, as announced by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation on Friday.

Honorees were awarded based on the following criteria:a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average; must be at least a sophomore academically; must have completed one full academic year at the institution prior to the season for which the award is being received; and must have competed in 50 percent or more of the institution's competition in the student-athlete's respective sport.

2014 MPSF All-Academic Scholar Athletes

Kyle Brown, 4.00, Jr., pole vault, Liberty Lake, WA/Central Valley HS

Steve Flint, 3.78, Sr., distance, Bayfield, CO/Bayfield HS

Zachary Blackham, 3.76, So., high jump, Orem, UT/Orem HS

Scott Matheson, 3.72, So., jumps, Lindon, UT/Pleasant Grove HS

Joseph Stull, 3.70, Jr., throws, Chillicothe, MO/Chillicothe HS

Jonathan Nelson, 3.70, So., distance, Provo, UT/Timpview HS

Sam Rockwood, 3.68, So., high jump, Diamond Bar, CA/Diamond Bar HS

Braydon Bringhurst, 3.64, Jr., pole vault, Boise, ID/Centennial HS

Tommy Gruenewald, 3.59, Sr., distance, Manlius, NY/Stanford

Dillon Goodman, 3.57, So., hurdles, Pima, AZ/Central Arizona College

Taylor Farnsworth, 3.41, Sr., distance, Pocatello, ID/Highland HS

Kyle Turner, 3.40, So., sprints/hurdles, Orem, UT/Orem HS

Curtis Carr, 3.35, Sr., distance, Nashville, IN/Brown Country HS

Tylor Thatcher, 3.35, Sr., distance, Spokane, WA/Central Valley HS

Dakoda John, 3.33, Sr., high jump, Central, AZ/Thatcher HS

Jason Witt, 3.32, Sr., distance, Midlothian, VA/Midlothian HS

Jared Ward, 3.31, Sr., distance, Kaysville, UT/Davis HS

Craig Merkley, 3.30, So., throws, Rancho Cucamongo, CA/UCSB

Aaron Fletcher, 3.27, Jr., distance, Anchorage, AK/South Anchorage HS

Spencer Gardner, 3.22, Sr., distance, Springville, UT/Springville HS

Fan Fan Charles, 3.18, Sr., sprints, Immokalee, FL/Immokalee HS

Zachary Stetler, 3.07, So., throws, Elko, NV/Elko HS

Justin Green is the SID over men's track and cross country for BYU Athletic Communications as well as BYU Rugby. He is a BYU student majoring in public relations and minoring in business and will graduate in April 2014. Email: justinjgreen8@gmail.com

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