Chambers Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year
June 19, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU sprinter Justin Chambers was named the Big 12 Men's Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the spring season, the league office announced Thursday.
In order to be nominated for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the student-athlete must be a junior or senior (athletic and academic standing), have a cumulative GPA of a 3.20 or higher, participation in at least 60 percent of the team's scheduled contests, and minimum of one year in residence at the institution.
Chambers, who is also a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection, earned a 3.87 GPA in economics and was also one of the 20 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships awarded this season.
The Kaufman, Texas, native also excelled on the track during his senior season, earning a trip to the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore., with a 4x400 relay team that claimed titles at the Texas and Drake Relays.
Individually, Chambers placed sixth at the Big 12 Championships in the indoor 600-yard run with a time of 1:10.50 and 12th in the outdoor 800-meter run.