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Half dozen Roadrunners named to Southland Conference All-Academic team on Tuesday

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 11/16/2012
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FRISCO — A school-record-tying six members of the UTSA men's cross country and track & field programs were named to the Southland Conference All-Academic team on Tuesday. The Roadrunners led all league schools with the half dozen selections.

Seniors Albert Cardenas and Cole Reveal, juniors Nate Brunette, Taylor Reed and Phil Steinert and sophomore Chrisshun Jamerson all were honored for their outstanding work in the classroom.

Cardenas and Reveal earned the honor for the third time during their careers, while Brunette and Steinert were second-time honorees. Jamerson and Reed earned recognition for the first time.

Cardenas (3.11 in information systems) was a team captain who helped lead UTSA to its third indoor/outdoor Southland Conference Championship sweep in the last five years this past season. The Converse native helped the Roadrunners post their best Southland (second) and NCAA South Central Regional (fifth) cross country finishes since 1997 in the fall. He raced to all-conference honors for the second consecutive year at the league’s cross country meet (third/best finish by UTSA runner in 13 years) and earned all-region accolades with his 22nd-place performance. He also won the TLU Preview. Cardenas finished fourth in the 10,000 meters at the Southland Outdoor, as UTSA won its third league title in the last five years. He ran the anchor leg of the team’s third-place distance medley relay at the Southland Indoor, which helped the Roadrunners win their conference-record seventh consecutive championship. Cardenas also ran the final segment of the DMR that established a new Southland record (9:49.90) at the New Balance Invitational and he also clocked a UTSA record (2:29.32) in the 1,000m at the Texas Tech Invitational.

Reveal (3.52 in mathematics) also served as a team captain during his final campaign and he helped lead UTSA to its third indoor/outdoor Southland Conference Championship sweep in the last five years. The Frisco native also helped the Roadrunners post their best Southland (second) and NCAA South Central Regional (fifth) cross country finishes since 1997 in the fall. Reveal raced to all-conference honors for the second consecutive year with a fifth-place performance at the league’s cross country meet and he also won the Ricardo Romo/Six Flags Fiesta Texas/H-E-B Classic. His third-place performance in the 3k at the Southland Indoor helped UTSA win its conference-record seventh consecutive indoor crown. He ran the opening leg of the DMR that established a new Southland record (9:49.90) at the New Balance Invitational. Reveal finished fifth in the metric mile at the league’s outdoor meet, as the Roadrunners won their third team championship in the last five years. He was named to UTSA’s Dean’s List following the fall semester and the school’s Honor Roll in the spring.

Brunette (3.87 in civil engineering) helped lead UTSA to its third indoor/outdoor Southland Conference Championship sweep in the last five years this season. The Humble native placed third in the 200m at the Southland Indoor, which helped the Roadrunners set a league record with their seventh consecutive championship. He also set a program indoor record in the deuce (21.49) at the Texas Tech Invitational and finished fifth in the 200m at the Southland Outdoor, as UTSA captured its third team title in the last five years. Brunette was named to UTSA’s Dean’s List following the spring semester after being on the school’s Honor Roll in the fall.

Reed (3.78 in civil engineering) helped lead UTSA to its third indoor/outdoor Southland Conference Championship sweep in the last five years last season. The Tyler native placed third in the pole vault at the conference’s outdoor meet, which helped the Roadrunners claim their third league title in the last five years. He cleared 16-10 ¾ (5.15m) in a third-place finish at the Bobcat Classic, which added four inches to his outdoor school record. That performance qualified him for the NCAA Championship Preliminary Rounds in Austin, where he cleared 16-8 ¾ (5.10m), which was good for 23rd place. Reed established a new UTSA indoor mark (16-8 ¾/5.10m) in the event at February’s New Balance Invitational. He was named to UTSA’s President’s List (4.00 GPA) following the fall semester and was a Dean’s List honoree in the spring.

Steinert (3.80 in kinesiology) was a team captain who helped lead UTSA to its third indoor/outdoor Southland Conference Championship sweep in the last five years this past season. The Round Rock native won the Southland Indoor weight throw title in February with a measurement of 61-11 (18.87m), as the Roadrunners won their league-record seventh consecutive crown. He added four feet to his program weight throw record with a heave of 63-9 ½ (19.44m) at the Texas Tech Invitational and won three of his four outings during the indoor campaign. Steinert placed second in the hammer and seventh in the discus at the Southland Outdoor, which was good for 10 points, as UTSA won its third championship in the last five years. An NCAA Championships Preliminary Rounds qualifier who finished second or better in five of his seven hammer competitions this spring, he was named to UTSA’s President’s List (4.00 GPA) following the fall semester and was a Dean’s List honoree in the spring.

Jamerson (3.02 in computer science) helped lead UTSA to its third indoor/outdoor Southland Conference Championship sweep in the last five years this past season. The Houston native won the league’s indoor 800m crown and ran the third leg of the Roadrunners’ third-place distance medley relay team and his combined 11.5 points helped the squad win its conference-record seventh consecutive league title. He ran the second segment of the DMR that established a new Southland record (9:49.90) at the New Balance Invitational. Jamerson placed sixth in the 800m at the conference’s outdoor meet, as UTSA won its third team championship in the last five campaigns.

The all‐academic team is comprised of student‐athletes that competed in cross country, indoor track & field and/or outdoor track & field during the 2011-12 academic season. Student‐athletes earn automatic qualification onto the squad if they maintain a GPA of 3.0 in addition to earning either first‐team all‐conference honors in any of the three seasons and/or a CoSIDA Academic all‐district selection.

The team is voted on by the head coaches, sports information directors and academic counselors from each Southland institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for the all‐academic squad.

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