Owens named CoSIDA Academic All-American

Braden Taylor | Posted: 26 Feb 2021 | Updated: 26 Feb 2021
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PROVO, Utah – BYU sophomore steeplechaser Matt Owens was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Third Team on Thursday.

Owens was named a first-team All-American in the 3000m steeplechase for the second season in a row after taking eighth place at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The sophomore also ran the third-fastest steeplechase time in school history this past season (8:32.59).

With a GPA of 3.96, the exercise science major advanced to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team ballot after being selected to the All-District First Team for District 8. The ballot included 87 total nominees that advanced from the eight NCAA Division I districts.

Owens marks the first CoSIDA Academic All-American from the BYU men’s track and field and cross country program since Miles Batty received the award in both 2011 and 2012.

For more information about the Google Cloud Academic All-America program and to see the full 2019 Academic All-America Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team visit CoSIDA.com.

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