CHICKASHA – USAO’s own Matthew Crow, of the men’s cross country team, was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete for the second year in a row.
Crow, a biology senior with a 4.0 grade point average, has been a member of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s men’s cross country team both seasons the program has been in existence.
“Matthew Crow as a student-athlete is an example of how hard work pays off in the long run,” USAO’s head coach Leandra Johnson said.
He is one of 224 runners across the country to earn the award this season. Nominees must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and have achieved junior academic status to qualify for the honor.
This year, he earned his fastest race of his career, finishing the 8-kilometer NAIA Mid-State Classic in 30:28.31, more than a minute faster than the same race last season.
Crow is majoring in biology with a minor in French. He is from Collierville, Tenn., and the son of Terry and Carrie Crow.