June 21, 2012
The awards just keep coming for Gopher hammer thrower Quentin Mege. Less than two weeks after he wrapping up his junior season at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Mege has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men's Track/Cross Country third team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The Chelles, France native turned in an outstanding outdoor season, pitching eight of the top 10 throws for the Golden Gophers. He earned his second-consecutive Big Ten Championship after shattering Minnesota's school record in the hammer with a 220-1 (67.08m) mark. In addition to the conference title, Mege finished fifth at the NCAA Championship, second at the NCAA West Preliminary, first at the Iowa Musco Twilight, and third at the Drake Relays. He never fell outside the top five in any competition on the year.
In the classroom, Mege has worked toward an impressive 3.94 GPA as part of Minnesota's prestigious mechanical engineering program.
The Capital One Academic All-America program recognizes the student-athletes who have made significant contributions to their team while also maintaining a high academic standing. Mege was recognized as an Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-District VI selection to qualify for All-America status.2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men's Track/Cross Country
Chris Berry, Tennessee Chattanooga
Arran Davis, South Dakota State
Vincent DuVernois, Monmouth
Matthew Gibney, Villanova
Lee Gilmer, Furman
Brett Grieb, Nebraska
Nick Happe, Arizona State
Andrew Hills, Notre Dame
Nick Huber, Cornell
Quentin Mege, Minnesota
Tim Nedow, DePaul
Jack O'Brien, TCU
Edgar Rivera-Morales, Arizona
Macey Ruble, Charlotte
Erik Sowinski, Iowa
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Gophers Claim Five Titles at Stanford
Meanwhile, four unattached Gopher freshmen picked up titles at Concordia-St. Paul’s Holst Invitational on Saturday at SeaFoam Stadium in St. Paul.
Harold Headlines Opening Day at Stanford
The Gophers also added three top-10 all-time performances on Friday from Mitch Hechsel, Luke May and Obsa Ali.
Minnesota Heads West for Cardinal Classic
The Cardinal Classic is a two-day meet (Friday-Saturday) set at Cobb Track and Angell Field while the Holst Invitational is scheduled for Saturday at SeaFoam Stadium.