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Kunc, Thomson Named SEC Cross Country Scholar-Athletes of Year

Katy Kunc

Kentucky seniors honored by SEC for academic excellence

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky seniors Katy Kunc and Jacob Thomson were named Southeastern Conference Cross Country Cross Country Scholar Athletes of the Year on Wednesday.
Thomson repeated as SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year, while Kunc claimed the honor for the first time.

Jacob Thompson

Thomson, a senior in accounting and finance, holds a 3.63 grade point average. He placed fifth at the SEC Championships, up two spots from a year ago to earn First Team All-SEC honors for the third year in a row.

 Kunc is a senior with a 3.63 grade point average in marketing and economics. She claimed bronze at the SEC Championships for the second year and earned First Team All-SEC honors – both for the second year in a row.

2017 SEC Cross Country Awards

Men’s Runner of the Year: Vincent Kiprop, Alabama

Men’s Freshman Runner of the Year: Matt Young, Arkansas

Men’s Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Alex George, Arkansas

Men’s Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Bryan Kamau, Georgia

Men’s Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Jacob Thomson, Kentucky

Men’s Coach of the Year: Chris Bucknam, Arkansas

Women’s Runner of the Year: Karissa Schweizer, Missouri

Women’s Freshman Runner of the Year: Lauren Gregory, Arkansas

Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Katy Kunc, Kentucky

Women’s Coach of the Year: Lance Harter, Arkansas

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