July 14, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s track and field team is continuing to prove its excellence off the track and in the classroom with another academic award. Of the 15 Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes that made the list, FSU posted the most with five Seminoles. Headed by Javier Garcia-Tunon (Miami, Fla.), Gonzalo Barroilhet (Santiago, Chile), Bryan Howard, Matt Leeder (Brockville, Ontario) and Travis Whitfield (Jay, Fla.) joined the other 322 student-athletes representing 107 Division I Institutions on the prestigious USTFCCCA list announced Monday, July 13.
Accepting his fourth academic award of the season, Garcia-Tunon has continued to be an inspiration to all student-athletes. An integral part of Florida State’s success over the last four years, Garcia-Tunon graduated with B.A. degree in business in only three years and a perfect 4.0 grade point average and found the same success studying for his Masters in Business Administration as he graduated in April 2009 with a 4.0 GPA.
Barroilhet, studying management, receives his second award of the season as he was previously named to the All-ACC Indoor Academic Team along with Whitfield, a junior studying physical education, and Leeder, a sophomore who aspires to graduate with an education degree.
As for Howard, he earned his first academic award of his career in his final semester as the Warminster, Pa., native graduated in April 2009 with a B.A. degree in physical education.