Hillsboro native, Beery, named A-Sun Scholar Athlete of the year


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Joe Beery is shown in a race earlier this season.


photo courtesy of Stetson University

For the second consecutive year, Stetson University junior Joe Beery has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.

Beery, a double-major in Philosophy and Russian Studies, maintains a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA. He led the Hatters in all seven races this season, and he broke the all-time school-record for fastest 8K time with a mark of 26:25.85 at the Atlantic Sun Championship.

A CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree last season, Beery was also a unanimous selection on the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference team. It is the fourth consecutive year a Stetson runner has landed a spot on the A-Sun Academic All-Conference team.

A native of Hillsboro, Ohio, Beery becomes just the second runner in conference history to win two-straight Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, joining USC Upstate’s Gilbert Kemboi from 2011-12.

Joe Beery is shown in a race earlier this season.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_beery.jpgJoe Beery is shown in a race earlier this season. photo courtesy of Stetson University

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