COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (February 22, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Track and Field standout student-athlete Derrick Williams (Sr., Columbia Falls, Mont.) was named the 2017-18 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Male Summit Award winner, announced by the conference office Thursday.
The award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average (GPA), participating at the finals sites for each of the RMAC Championships. The RMAC Indoor Championships are set for Feb. 23-24 in Golden, Colorado and hosted by Colorado School of Mines.
All GPAs are based on a straight grading scale to ensure consistency among institutions. Any tie is broken by the number of credits completed. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be a sophomore or above, who participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and competing at the championship.
Williams owns a 3.99 GPA, while majoring in biology (biomedical sciences) and EXHPR (general exercise science).
2x CoSIDA Academic All-American ... 2x NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner ... 2017 RMAC Indoor and Outdoor Academic Runner of the Year ... Ranks 6th nationally with an auto time in the mile ... Runs the anchor leg of the DMR, which ranks 3rd in Division II with an auto time ... Sits 11th nationally in the 3000m ... Has a provisional time in the 800m (45th) ... Named RMAC Runner of the Week once this season ... Last indoor season, Williams was on the winning distance medley relay team during the RMAC Indoor Championships ... The DMR went on to place third at nationals, while individually, Williams finished fourth in the 3000m race for two All-American honors.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.