Madut, Blankenship, Tepox earn Academic All-MSC accolades
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Madut, Blankenship, Tepox earn Academic All-MSC accolades
Taylor Blankenship (above), Claudia Tepox and Garang Madut garnered Academic All-Mid-South honors for Outdoor Track and Field. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Garang Madut, Taylor Blankenship and Claudia Tepox were named Academic All-Mid-South Conference for Outdoor Track and Field, as announced this by the league office in advance of the conference championships that begin today in Williamsburg, Ky.

Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average and above. Cumberland is a first-year track program but cross country has been a part of the university for five years. Most of this year’s men’s and women’s track teams are true freshmen except for the distance runners, who are part of the cross country program.

Madut holds a 3.39 in Humanities and Social Science, while Taylor Blankenship carries a 3.79 in Athletic Training and Tepox has a 3.33 in Biology.

2017 Academic All-Mid-South Conference – Indoor Track and Field
Taylor Blankenship – 3.79, Athletic Training
Garang Madut – 3.39, Humanities and Social Science
Claudia Tepox – 3.33, Biology