HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas has named King's Tanner Cook and Mount Olive's Nick Greyno as Co-Scholar Athletes for Men's Outdoor Track & Field. The annoucement corrects an administrative oversight. This prestigious award is presented annually to a student-athlete in each sport for recognition of their outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom.
Candidates are submitted by each member institution from each of the conference’s twenty sponsored sports. To be considered for the honor, the student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one year and have reached junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on the four-point scale. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also be represented on their sport’s first, second, or third all-conference team, the rosters of which are chosen by coaches at the end of each playing season.
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Tanner Cook from King University
Tanner Cook finsihed third at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a 10,000 meter time of 33:44.79. He set a personal record earlier in the year with a time of 32:03.71. Cook placed 4th at the Conference Championship with a 5,000 meter time of 15:54.38. Acadmeically, Cook holds a 3.54 GPA in Sports Management. He earned Academic All-Conference honors and is editor of the student newspaper.
Nick Greyno from University of Mount Olive
Nick Greyno finished first in discus, second in shot put, second in hammer throw, and third in javelin at the Confernece Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He was named the 2017 Conference Carolinas Male Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Greyno was ranked in discus (2nd), shot put (3rd), hammer throw (1st), and javelin (4th) in the Southeast Region. Academically, Greyno boasts a 3.92 GPA in Exercise science. He was named Academic All-Conference and to the Presidental Honor Roll this year.