CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia triple jumper Owayne Owens has been named to the 2021-22 Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country First Team as announced Wednesday (June 22) by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Owens cracks the Academic All-America teams for the second-consecutive year after being named to the second team in 2021. Owens joins Jake Gelof (baseball) and Natasha Subhash (women’s tennis) as the only UVA student-athletes to be named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2021-22.
Owens earns the honor after an impressive campaign for the Wahoos. The senior repeated as the ACC indoor champion in the triple jump while earning All-American honors in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championships with his eighth-place finish. Outdoors, Owens won the triple jump at Penn Relays with a personal-best mark of 16.61 meters (54’6”) and took silver at the ACC Outdoor Championships. Owens advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second consecutive season. The Jamaican native ranks second all-time at Virginia in the triple jump outdoors, and third indoors. Owens also holds the Virginia indoor long jump record.
Owens becomes the first-ever member of the Virginia men’s and women’s track and field program to earn first-team honors. He is the only UVA track and field athlete to be selected as an Academic All-American more than once.
Virginia Track & Field CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
|2007||Andrew Dumm||Third Team|
|2013||Mark Amirault||Third Team|
|2021||Owayne Owens||Second Team|
|2021||Michaela Meyer||Second Team|
|2022||Owayne Owens||First Team|