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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Arkansas’ Gabe Moore and Taylor Werner have been named the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athletes of the Year by a vote of the league head coaches, as announced by the conference office Thursday afternoon. With the outdoor honors, Werner has swept the award for the 2018-2019 academic year.


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 7,661 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.


The SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place Thursday – Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. at John McDonnell Field.


Werner is the second Razorback in women’s program history to earn the merit alongside Sandi Morris who took home the honor in 2015, while Moore is the second Razorback in men’s program history to earn the honor joining Jarrion Lawson from the 2016 season.

 

2019 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Gabe Moore, Arkansas
Women’s Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Taylor Werner, Arkansas

 

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