BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 19, 2020)----- Texas A&M's Jon Bishop and Arkansas' Taylor Werner have been named SEC Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athletes of the Year by a vote of the league head coaches.
Bishop recently graduated from Texas A&M with a 3.936 grade point average and a degree in applied mathematical sciences with a minor in cybersecurity. He has previously been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and was honored with the Classroom Excellence Award for outstanding work in advanced calculus. A native of College Station, Bishop was also voted the SEC Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year in February. He earned All-SEC honors for the indoor season.
Werner achieved a 3.967 grade point average in kinesiology: exercise science. The senior from Ste. Genevieve, Mo., is a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and became the first female athlete to twice be named SEC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She is a four-time SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a six-time United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honoree. She was also named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2018-19 for cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Werner holds SEC titles in the 5,000m and the 3,000m.
The SEC recognizes a Scholar-Athlete of the Year in each of its 21 sponsored sports.