Barton’s Alford selected to Google Cloud Academic All-District Team in men’s track

Barton’s Alford selected to Google Cloud Academic All-District Team in men’s track

by Benny Benton

WILSON, N.C. – Barton College senior Justin Alford has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team in men's track and cross country.

The award is presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Alford was selected for the honor by members of the organization from NCAA Division II programs in the Southeast Region.

Alford was one of 10 student-athletes in the sports of men's track and cross country chosen to represent the Southeast Region in the award program. He will now be considered by the entire CoSIDA membership for Academic All-America honors.

The Middlesex, N.C., resident was named the Conference Carolinas Scholar-Athlete of the Year in indoor track, and was a finalist for the league's top honor, the Murphy Osborne Award.

Alford earned all-conference acclaim during the indoor season after a third-place finish in the pole vault at the league meet. He holds both the Barton indoor and outdoor school records in the event.

Academically, Alford graduated earlier this month with a 3.92 cumulative grade point average in business management and mathematics. He scored in the 96th percentile on the ETS Major Field Test for business.

NCAA DIVISION II – DISTRICT 3 (Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt, South Atlantic)

FIRST TEAM

Name                                School                                                Yr.   GPA        Major

Alford, Justin                     Barton College                                     Sr.   3.92         Business

Altizer, Evan                      Tusculum College                                Sr.   3.87         English

Bustos Jaimes, Javier        Francis Marion University                     Sr.   3.88         Industrial Engineering

Dahlke, Jonathan               University of Mount Olive                      Sr.   3.70         Psychology

Hernandez, Jorge              Lincoln Memorial University                  Jr.    3.95         Business-Management

Hinderer, Nathan                Wingate University                               Sr.   3.85         Athletic Training

Mack, Sam                        Flagler College                                    Sr.   3.83         Criminology

Nelson, Devin                    Francis Marion University                     Sr.   3.83         Marketing

Powell, Michael                  UNC-Pembroke                                    Sr.   3.92         Health & Physical Education, K-12

Stepp, Tanner                    Carson-Newman University                  Sr.   3.69         Accounting