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Lindner Student-Athlete Receives Prestigious National Sports Awards

Friday, March 9, 2018 10:59 AM
University of Cincinnati Business Analytics graduate student and pole vaulter named the 2017-18 American Athletic Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Recipient of NCAA Elite 90 Award.
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For the second year in a row, University of Cincinnati track and field student-athlete, Adrian Valles, BS-IM ’17, has been chosen as the 2017-18 American Athletic Conference (AAC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and has also been named as the NCAA Elite 90 Award recipient for indoor track and field.

Valles, a seven-time Dean’s List honoree at the University of Cincinnati's Carl H. Lindner College of Business and a member of the University’s Honors Program, owns a 4.00 grade-point average and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration and business analytics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial management, graduating with a 3.96 GPA.

The AAC's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year is presented on the basis of academic credentials and athletic performance. Valles was also named the recipient of this award in 2017. He will receive a $4,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies. Read more about this award from the American Athletic Conference >  

The honor of being named a NCAA Elite 90 Award recipient is given at each of the NCAA's 90 national championship events to the student-athlete in the national event that carries the highest cumulative grade-point average and, for the second year in a row, Valles earned the top honor. With this year's award, Valles is the 37th different student-athlete in Division I to earn multiple honors and just the sixth track and field student-athlete to earn more than one accolade. the second man to win back-to-back indoor track and field honors, Valles is now the fourth male student-athlete to be selected for the track and field (indoor or outdoor) since the award's inception. Read more about this award on >