Tennessee track and field athletes Jangy Addy and Michael Hogue were named to the ESPN The Magazine All-America men???s track and field/cross country team this week. The team is voted on by members of College Sports Information Directors of America.
???These guys have set a great examples in their time at Tennessee,??? head coach Bill Webb said. ???They have excelled on the track, in the classroom and in community service. They are both great students and have earned strong degrees. I couldn???t be prouder of this accomplishment for them.???
Addy, a senior from Norcross, Ga., was named to the first team behind the strength of a 3.56 undergraduate GPA in journalism and electronic media. He makes his second appearance on the Academic All-America team after earning second-team honors last season. The team captain won his fourth consecutive SEC multi-event crown and became just the 62nd American and fifth UT athlete to break the 8,000-point mark in the decathlon with his victorious score of 8,010. Addy???s score broke Auburn???s Hutsell-Rosen Track record and included a collegiate-record run of 13.70 in the decathlon 110 hurdles, as well as school-record marks of 10.58 in the decathlon 100 and 53-6 1/2 in the decathlon shot put. Addy also earned conference acclaim this year, as he was named SEC???Indoor Field Athlete of the Year and SEC???Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Addy has twice been named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team and is a four-time SEC???Honor Roll selection who graduated in December.
Hogue earned second-team honors behind his 3.41 GPA in nursing. The senior from Germantown earned the third All-America certificate of his career with a seventh-place finish in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships before an injury cut short his outdoor season. He won his third straight SEC???indoor pole vault title, becoming just the second athlete in conference history to won three consecutive SEC indoor pole vault crowns. His personal-best clearance of 17-8 1/2 ranks 10th on Tennessee???s all-time performance list in the pole vault. Hogue has twice been named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team and is a four-time SEC???Honor Roll selection.
Addy is Tennessee???s fifth track and field/cross country athlete to earn first team CoSIDA Academic All-America acclaim. He is the third Vol, joining Jamie Barnes in 1991-92 and Chris Helwick in 2006-07, to be recognized by CoSIDA in consecutive years. The Vols have 11 total first, second or third team Academic All-America honors that have been earned by eight athletes since 1991, with seven of the honors coming in the past three seasons.