San Antonio - Trinity track & field student-athlete Matt Love has been selected as a finalist for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) 2018 Man of the Year award.
According to the SCAC, the Man of the Year award recognizes the conference's senior male student-athlete who has best distinguished himself throughout his collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, and service and leadership. The nominees must have completed intercollegiate eligibility and maintained a minimum 2.500 grade point average.
Last month, Love earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity in business administration and communication. He was elected to the Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District 8 Men's Track/Cross Country Team for the second consecutive time. Love also has earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors the past two seasons.
In addition to receiving accolades on Trinity's Dean's List and the SCAC Academic Honor Roll, Love is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society. He was the recipient of this year's Robert O. Blanchard Department of Communication Award, presented by Trinity. Love has a strong sense of community service as he has volunteered at the San Antonio Food Bank and Harris Middle School.
On the track, Love earned All-America honors last month at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the discus throw with an eighth-place finish. Love hurled the discus 50.49 meters in his third consecutive NCAA Outdoor meet. He also qualified for the USTFCCCA All-South/Southeast Region Team in the discus for the third straight year. In 2017, Love was tabbed as the USTFCCCA South/Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year.
Love captured his signature event for the third consecutive time at the SCAC Championships. He was elected the SCAC Men's Field Athlete of the Year for the second occasion in a row. All told, Love has earned All-SCAC accolades in each of his four years of competition.
The 2018 SCAC Man of the Year will be selected and announced later this month.