A league-record 1,637 student-athletes recognized for achieving 3.5 GPA's or higher.
Michael Cyphers could make an impact for the Minutemen as a freshman in the pole vault, placing second in the event at New Englands last week.
Three freshmen qualified for New Englands this season for the Minutemen.
The Minutemen are set to compete in the Atlantic 10 Championship this weekend at Mackal Fieldhouse in Kingston, R.I.
The Giegengack Invitational is set for 12:00 P.M. this Saturday at Coxe Cage in New Haven, Conn.
2011-12 (Freshman): Indoor Track: Competed in five meets ... Helped place sixth in the 4x800 meter relay at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/17) which qualified for both the New England Championships and IC4A Championship .... Took third place with a time of 10:11.53 at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/17) in the distance medley relay.
Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Acton-Boxborough High School ... Was a four year letter winner under coaches Brian Crossman, Mark Demming, and Lisa Owen ... Holds school records on the home cross country course, in the indoor 4x400 meter relay, indoor 1000 meters, indoor 4x800 meter relay, and outdoor 800 meters ... Was named Runner of the Year for outdoor as a senior ... In 2008, was tabbed Freshman of the Year ... As a sophomore in 2009, named Most Improved Performer for outdoor ... Was the Div. I 1000 meter State Champion as a senior ... Won the 800 meter State Title as a junior ... Earned a New England Title in the indoor 4x800 meter relay.
Personal: Curtis Matthrew Owen ... Born January 20, 1993 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... Son of Tim and Lisa ... Brother to Robert and Kent ... Intends to major in Business.
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