BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the completion of the spring season, Conference Carolinas announced their spring Scholar Athletes of the Year, and two King University student-athletes were recognized. Moritz Poswiat was named the Conference Carolinas Men's Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year and Tanner Cook to honors for men's outdoor track & field.
Poswiat wins the award for the second straight year. The Wuppertal, Germany native speaks three languages and graduated with a degree in accounting and finance, carrying a 3.99 GPA. This season on the court, Poswiat went 10-10 in singles play while going 15-9 in doubles, including a 7-3 mark in Conference Carolinas play. That earned Poswiat All-Conference Carolinas honors for the third time. In his career, Poswiat owns a 59-31 record in singles play and 52-40 mark in doubles competition.
Cook hails from Abingdon, Va., and he graduated with a degree in business with a minor in sports management. He carried a 3.54 GPA and was the Editor of the Kayseean, the King University student newspaper. This season, Cook Finished third at Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a 10,000 meter time of 33:44.79. Earlier in the season he set a personal record with a 10,000 meter time of 32:03.71. Cook Took 4th at conference championships with 5,000 meter time of 15:54.38.
Candidates are submitted by each member institution from each of the conference's twenty sponsored sports. To be considered for the honor, the student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one year and have reached junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on the four-point scale. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also be represented on their sport's first, second, or third all-conference team, the rosters of which are chosen by coaches at the end of each playing season.