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Outdoor T&F Scholar-Athletes of the Year announced

17 days ago
SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The University of Arkansas' Gabe Moore and Taylor Werner and the University of South Carolina's Aliyah Abrams have been named the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athletes of the Year by a vote of the league head coaches.

Moore holds a 3.76 grade point average and is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering. The senior from Freeport, Fla., is currently No. 7 in the NCAA in the men's Decathlon with a season best 7661 points in a runner-up finish at the 92nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. He has set multiple personal-bests across an array of events this season. Moore is a past member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, and he was voted the SEC Men's Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year in February.

Werner has a 4.00 grade point average, and she is a junior majoring in kinesiology: exercise science. She has been a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and is currently ranked No. 5 in the NCAA in the 10,000-meters and is No. 2 on the Arkansas All-Time list in the event. The Ste. Genevieve, Mo., native was voted the SEC Women's Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year in February and the SEC Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year in October 2018.

Abrams has a 3.655 grade point average in public health. The junior is ranked No. 11 in the NCAA in the 400 meters (52.58), and she is a member of South Carolina's NCAA-leading 4x400 meter relay team (3:27.53). The Grayson, Ga., native is a past member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

The SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will take place Thursday-Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.

2019 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards
Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Gabe Moore, Arkansas
Women's Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Taylor Werner, Arkansas
Women's Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Aliyah Abrams, South Carolina