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Wiseman Wins NCAA Track & Field Elite 90 Award

By NU Athletic Communications

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska track and field senior Drew Wiseman is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Track and Field Outdoor Championships.

A native of Bismarck, North Dakota, Wiseman carries a 3.97 GPA majoring in electrical engineering. He earned his second career NCAA Elite 90 Award for having the top GPA of any student-athlete competing at the championships. He was also honored at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Wiseman is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and is eligible for a second career CoSIDA Academic All-America honor in two weeks. He was named Nebraska's 2016-17 Male Student-Athlete of the Year in April at the annual student-athlete awards night. 

Wiseman has earned three first-team All-America honors with the 4x400-meter relay, as well as one second-team All-America honor in the 400-meter hurdles. Wiseman is competing in both the 400-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay on Wednesday. 

The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

For more information on the Elite 90 award winners, log on to NCAA.com/elite-90.

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