Lipscomb's Leber Highlights ASUN Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Lipscomb's Leber Highlights ASUN Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team

2019 ASUN Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team

ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb's Brent Leber followed up his victory at the 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Championship by being tabbed the Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced Wednesday by the league office. Leber becomes the second Bisons' Men's Cross Country runner to win the award after Jacob Poyner took home the honor in 2017.

With a 3.96 cumulative GPA as an Exercise Science Major, Leber highlights the seven-person ASUN All-Academic Team. Leber claimed the ASUN Runner of the Year honors with a first-place finish, four seconds ahead of the runner-up. His victory marked the second individual title for Lipscomb in two years following Poyner's win in 2017.

The All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative grade point average or better and participated in at least half of their team's events.

Brent Leber, Lipscomb (Sophomore | 3.96 | Exercise Science)
*Peyton Ewoldt, North Alabama (Junior | 3.95 | Secondary Education)
*Reece Duff, Stetson (Junior | 3.95 | Molecular Biology) - #
Alex Turnock, Jacksonville (Senior | 3.92 | Kinesiology) - ^
Owen Glogovsky, Lipscomb (Senior | 3.80 | Biochemistry) - #
Zach Israel, Lipscomb (Senior | 3.41 | Finance)
Patrick Smith, Lipscomb (Junior | 3.94 | Political Science)

* - Denotes unanimous selection to the All-Academic Team
# - Denotes a two-time selection to the All-Academic Team
^ - Denotes a three-time selection to the All-Academic Team

The ASUN Conference is an NCAA Division I league with nine member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement through a true balance between student and athlete. Six ASUN schools reside in Nielsen Top 50 national media markets, and all nine are in top 80 markets. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Alabama, University of North Florida and Stetson University. Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., joins the ASUN for the 2020-21 academic year.