BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 11, 2022)-----Georgia's Matthew Boling and Kentucky's Abby Steiner have been named the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athletes of the Year by a vote of the league head coaches. Boling has a 3.44 grade point average, and he is a junior majoring in marketing. He was voted CoSIDA Academic All-District in 2021 and was a third team Academic All-American. Boling was the recipient of the 2021 SEC Men's Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a 2020-21 USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
A native of Houston, Texas, Boling has the nation's fastest wind-legal 100m this season after clocking a school record 9.98 to win the Tom Jones Memorial. He is tied for the country's lead in the 200m with a school record 19.92 that he ran to grab top honors at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
Steiner holds a 3.802 grade point average and is a senior majoring in kinesiology (exercise science) with a minor in psychology. She is a CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree and has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Steiner was also voted the SEC Women's Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year earlier this season.
A native of Dublin, Ohio, Steiner ran the third fastest wind-legal time in collegiate history in the 200m at 22.05 earlier this season. She also ran in the new school record 4x400m relay, putting her school record total at seven. Steiner ran a school record of 10.92 seconds in the 100m, the fifth fastest wind-legal time in collegiate history.
The SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will take place Thursday-Saturday in Oxford, Miss.
2022 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards
Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Matthew Boling, Georgia
Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Abby Steiner, Kentucky