Nathan Hite garners first team Academic All-America honor

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AUSTIN, Texas – Texas A&M senior Nathan Hite earned first team honors on the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Cross Country/Track & Field team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Hite, a Mechanical Engineering major with a 3.97 GPA, was among 15 male athletes selected to the Academic All-America first team. The honor adds to the collection of academic awards earned by Hite this season, which included the SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Texas A&M’s Bill Erwin Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the NCAA Elite 90 during the NCAA Indoor Championships.

“What a fitting conclusion to a wonderful career,” said Chris Barttelbort, Texas A&M Assistant Athletic Director in Academic Services. “Nate has first class character to match his first class academic and athletic performances. He represents the best of the best in our student-athletes and Texas A&M as an institution, and we are thrilled to add his name to our Academic All-American wall of honor.”

Hite, the 2019 SEC decathlon champion, will compete in his fourth decathlon of the season when he represents the United States at the 2019 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru, from August 6-10. The decathlon will be contested on August 6-7.

This season Hite produced a career best of 7,774 points to win the Texas Relays decathlon while a score of 7,468 points claimed the SEC title. Competing in the NCAA Championships, Hite finished 13th with 7,348 points.