COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M senior Nathan Hite has earned first-team honors on the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team, selected by CoSIDA. The honor recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom.
As an Acadmic All-District honoree, Hite will advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, where first-, second- and third-team honorees will be announced in June.
Hite, a senior from Bellville, Texas, was one of 11 student-athletes named to Academic All-District in District 7, which includes schools from the states of Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.
This season has been very rewarding for Hite as it included being named the 2018-19 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year, which included a $20,000 post-graduate scholarship. In March, Hite earned the NCAA Elite 90 Award at the NCAA Indoor Championships for having the highest grade point average among entrants in the championship meet. Hite is a Mechanical Engineering major with a 3.974 grade point average.
In April, Hite was honored for the second consecutive year with Bill Erwin Scholar-Athlete award from the Texas A&M athletic department.
At the SEC Outdoor Championships, Hite claimed his first conference gold medal in winning the decathlon. Previous competitions in the SEC meet had resulted in a pair of bronze medals in the heptathlon at the SEC Indoor Championships along with a bronze medal in last year’s decathlon the SEC Outdoor.
In winning the 2019 Texas Relays decathlon in late March, Hite generated a career best score of 7,774 points as he became the No. 3 performer on the Texas A&M all-time list. The score qualified Hite for the NCAA Championships, which take place next week in Austin.