Corey Crawford Named Scholar Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winner

Corey Crawford Named Scholar Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winner

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 5, 2012) - Rising redshirt senior Corey Crawford (Oakland, N.J.) was named the American Athletic Conference's Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for men's indoor track and field for the 2013-14 season.

Winners were chosen by the conference's academic affairs committee and are given to student-athletes in each American Athletic Conference sponsored sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades and performances and volunteer service given to the community. Student-athletes who have attained junior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible.

Crawford, a journalism and media studies major, is a two-time All-American in the long jump and was the first Scarlet Knight to receive Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year honors for both the indoor and outdoor season seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). He was the NCAA runner-up during the indoor season and placed seventh at the outdoor championships.

Prior to the NCAA Indoor Championships, Crawford posted a mark of 8.22m (26' 11 ¾") in the long jump, a distance that had topped NCAA charts, was tied for fifth in the world and tied for the best among all American jumpers during the indoor season.

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