The senior co-captain was among 10 students who received the recognition during the 2014 Undergraduate Commencement.
Saturday, April 20 the Minutemen will compete in the Holy Cross Invitational at 11:00 a.m. at Hart Track in Worcester, Mass.
The Minutemen will go head-to-head with 13 teams Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at the UMass Track & Field Complex
Saturday, April 6 the Minutemen will travel to AIC for their outdoor season opener in Springfield, Mass.
A league-record 1,637 student-athletes recognized for achieving 3.5 GPA's or higher.
2011-12 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Did not compete. Indoor Track: Did not compete.
2010-11 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Competed in six meets ... Clocked in at 56.88, a personal season best in the 400 IMH, at the A-10 Championships (5/8) while placing eighth in the event ... In the 800 meter run, posted a time of 1:58.09 while placing eighth at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (4/30) ... Placed second as part of a UMass 4x400 meter relay quad that finished with a team time of 3:24.19 at the Minutemen Invitational (4/16). Indoor Track: Competed in eight meets ... At the New England Championships (2/26) finished with a time of 1:06.05 in the 500m ... Posted a time of 1:59.50 in the 800m at the Glegengack Invitational (2/6).
2009-10 (Freshman): Outdoor Track: Competed in six meets ... Was part of a New England Championship qualifying 4x400 meter relay team at the A-10 Championships (5/2) in Amherst, as the quad combined for a team time 3:22.98, good enough for ninth place ... At the New England Championships, set a personal record while placing tenth in the preliminaries of the 400 IMH with a time of 55.00 ... Qualified for the New England Championships in the 400 meter hurdles at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/24), placing fifth with a personal season best event time of 55.87 ... Placed ninth in the 400IMH at both UMass Nine-Way Meet (4/10) and UConn Invitational (4/3) crossing the line at 56.11 on the third, and at 57.92 on the tenth. Indoor Track: Competed in seven-of-eight meets, the most of any freshman on the ... Qualified for the IC4A Championships as part of a 4x400 meter relay team with a team time of 3:19.85 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/27) ... At the New England Championships (2/26), crossed the line at 1:05.46 in the 500 meter run, good enough for 12th in the preliminaries ... Captured second place in the 800 meter run at the URI Invitational (1/23), crossing the line at 1:59.87 ... In the season's first meet, placed first in the 500 meter run at the BU Quad Meet (1/14) with a time of 1:06.00, good enough to qualify for the New England Championships.
Before UMass: Competed for Hampshire Regional High School under coach Eric Scammons ... Was an all-league selection all four years ... Chosen as a Gazette All-Star as a junior and senior ... Was a league and Western Mass. All-Star in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior and 400-meter hurdles as a senior ... As a freshman placed in the PIVAC/League 300-meter hurdles (3rd) ... Placed in the Western Mass. 300-meter hurdles as a junior (3rd) and in the 400-meter hurdles as a senior(2nd) ... Was named the team's most valuable player as a sophmore ... Won the JO Regional 400-meter championship as a sophmore and was a national qualifier ... As a senior placed in the state 400-meter hurdles (7th) and in the Western Mass. long jump (2nd) ... Also competed in cross country and was the team's most valuable player and named all-league as a freshman and senior ... Played basketball for the Red Raiders and was a captain as a freshman and sophmore ... Received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship award as a junior and senior ... Also won the Edward C. Memorial Scholarship as a senior ... Named a History Day group regional champion and state finalist as a sophmore.
Personal: Nicholas Preston Otis ... Born on April 25, 1991 in Northampton, Mass. ... Son of John and Angela Otis ... Brother to Stephanie and Marisa ... Majoring in Kinesiology and Nutrition.