High Point, N.C. – Taylor Moncrief of the University of Mount Olive Women's Track and Field team was named the Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar Athlete of the Year as announced by the conference office on Friday morning. The Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards are voted on by the Student-Athlete Affairs Committee and is presented annually to one student-athlete in each sport for recognition of their outstanding performance both on the field and in the classroom.
Moncrief was named the 2019 Spring Scholar Athlete for Women's Track and Field after a stellar season for the junior. She recently earned First-Team All-Conference Carolinas honors after winning the Javelin, and also earned second-team honors in the triple jump and third-team honors in the long jump. She is now a two-time scholar athlete of the year after being named the winter winner for the indoor season.
A native of Jacksonville, N.C., Moncrief holds a 3.85 in Psychology and has earned numerous academic awards in his collegiate career. She was a member of the Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference and Presidential Honor this season and was a Conference Carolinas Leadership forum participant. Se was also a member of the indoor and outdoor Conference Carolinas Championship teams that won their fifth and sixth consecutive titles respectively.
Candidates are submitted by member institutions for each of the conference's twenty-three sponsored sports. To be considered for the honor, the student-athlete must have been named Academic All-Conference, which entails having attended their member institution for at least one year and having reached junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4-point scale. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also be represented on their sport's First, Second, or Third All-Conference Team, the rosters of which are chosen by coaches at the end of each playing season. This spring's class of honorees holds an impressive average GPA of 3.80.