Addison Honored

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Jonathan Addison has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year for track and field, as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Joanna Thompson and Erika Kemp join Addison on the All-ACC Academic Team.

Jonathan Addison has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year for track and field, as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Joanna Thompson and Erika Kemp join Addison on the All-ACC Academic Team.

Just 11 days after winning the ACC Men’s Field Performer of the Year, Addison has once again earned one of the conference’s highest honors for track and field. The Raleigh, N.C., native has excelled in athletics and academics en route to the accomplishment.

In competition, the multi-talented Addison earned first team All-America honors in the long jump and placed in the top four of four events at the ACC Championships.

In the classroom, he boasts a 3.3 GPA, while majoring in industrial engineering. In addition to the current honor, he has also been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team, as well as the ACC Honor Roll.

On the women’s side, Thompson earned her eighth track and field All-ACC Academic team award, while Kemp also made the women’s team.

Thompson and Kemp both competed at a national level in distance events this season. Thompson qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 10,000m and Kemp earned a silver medal at the ACC Outdoor Championships and qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 5,000m.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their careers as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

Every member of the 2015 All-ACC Academic Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Team also earned All-Conference honors and All-America honors. In addition, each was named an ACC Performer of the Week at least once this season and/or qualified for the finals of the NCAA Championships held earlier this month in Eugene, Ore.


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