Tennis' Clifford Marsland and Bill Martin and Carl Stones from Track named their sports' scholar-athletes of the year among the 12 Conference USA schools
Both men, women cross country teams pick up academic honor
Martin, Stones, Whiting all each earn second-career academic honor
Men will run at 11:08 a.m., women to compete at 11:58 a.m.
Men will run at noon, women will run at 1:15 p.m. in DeKalb, Ill.
SENIOR (2011): Ran at four meets . . . helped lead Tulsa to a Conference USA Championship by finishing the event in 19th position . . . posted a career-best 8K of 25:15.7 at the league meet . . . earned a spot on the all-C-USA Third Team . . . was also named to the C-USA All-Academic Team . . . finished 12th at the Houston Duel with a PR four-mile time of 20:01 . . . also finished 66th at NCAA Pre-Nationals (25:23) and 78th at the OSU Jamboree (25:29.93).
JUNIOR (2010): Saw action in three events, highlighted by his season-best ninth place finish at the Hurricane Festival . . . ran a four-mile time of 20:11 at the season-opening event and finished fifth on the team . . . finished third on the team with a 10K time of 32:32 at the Chile Pepper Festival . . . posted a fourth-place team finish at the Missouri Stampede.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Competed in five events and was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team . . . broke his personal record with a time of 25:50 in the 8K at the Notre Dame Invitational . . . finished fourth at the Missouri State Classic and placed 24th at the C-USA Championship.
FRESHMAN (2008): Participated in two meets . . . finished 21st at the Hurricane Festival with a time of 22:46 in the four-mile course . . . ran a personal-best time of 26:35 in the 8K course at the Southern Stampede.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-time letterwinner in track and a three-time letterwinner in cross country . . . named Most Valuable Athlete on track team as a senior . . . was a part of the Kansas 6A 4x800m relay championship team during his senior campaign . . . a seven-time state qualifier in track and cross country during prep career . . . high school head coach was Jeff Onnen.
PERSONAL: Majoring in biochemistry . . . a National Merit Scholar . . . won the Wendy's High School Heisman Award for Shawnee Mission West High School . . . an Eagle Scout . . . son of Jay and Lezlie Martin . . . has two sisters, Michelle and Kathleen . . . born May 17, 1990.
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