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Atkinson Voted Google Cloud Academic All-District

May 29, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Atkinson Voted Google Cloud Academic All-District

Liberty redshirt sophomore Jovaine Atkinson has been voted to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's Track & Field/Cross Country team for District 3.

One of only nine sophomores nationally to earn Academic All-District® honors, Atkinson advances to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.

A native of Spanish Town, Jamaica, Atkinson owns a 3.79 GPA as an aeronautics major. He was previously named the 2018 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's indoor track & field.

On the track, Atkinson enjoyed a brilliant 2018 indoor season, earning All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the NCAA men's 60 hurdles final after lowering the school record to 7.64 in the prelims.

Atkinson was named Big South Outstanding Men's Track Performer after becoming the first men's runner in Big South Indoor Track & Field Championship meet history to sweep the 60 dash and 60 hurdles titles at the same meet.

Atkinson's outdoor season was limited due to injury. However, he improved the Liberty men's 110 hurdles record to 13.77 at the Texas Relays on March 31. Atkinson also advanced to the NCAA men's 110 hurdles quarterfinal round for the second consecutive season.