BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The University of South Carolina's Ncincilili Titi and the University of Georgia's Keturah Orji have been named the Men's and Women's SEC Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athletes of the Year by a vote of the league head coaches.
Titi holds a 3.40 grade point average and is pursuing a degree in public health. The senior from Butterworth, South Africa is a six time All-American and earlier this year recorded the world's fastest indoor 200m time, at 20.45. He is also a school record holder in the outdoor 200m at 20.14. Titi is a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Team selection and a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
Orji has a 3.96 grade point average, and she is a senior majoring in financial planning. She opened her year by setting the school/collegiate/American record in the triple jump with an effort of 47 feet, 8 inches to win the Clemson Invitational. Her mark leads the 2018 world list. A native of Mount Olive, N.J., Orji was a 2016, 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-American and the 2015 USTFCCCA National Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. She was the 2016 SEC Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year.
The SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place Saturday and Sunday in College Station, Texas.