2017-08-10 / Sports

Grand Blanc grad Fisher named NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year

By Brandon Pope
810-452-2651 • bpope@mihomepaper.com

Stanford track star and Grand Blanc grad Grant Fisher. 
Photo provided Stanford track star and Grand Blanc grad Grant Fisher. Photo provided STANFORD, Calif. – Grant Fisher already had a long resume, both athletically and academically, and now the accolades continue to accumulate. The former two-time Gatorade Athlete of the Year during his days at Grand Blanc High is also a national champion distance runner, and most recently was named the NCAA Div. 1 Men’s Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The award was decided by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association of America on July 28. The electrical engineering major, currently a junior, currently boasts a 3.49 grade-point average while also holding the title as defending NCAA 5,000-meter champion.

This, however, is not the first time he’s received such an award. He was also honored with the same title during cross country season. No one in Stanford’s program had won the award since Amaechi Morton in both 2011 and 2012.

Fisher was a part of a sizeable group of athletes honored at Stanford, a total of 29 with 18 women and 11 men. The minimum GPA required to All- Academic honors is a 3.25. You must also have reached the NCAA championships, have a high national ranking and have been at your respective school for at least a year.

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