Freeman becomes C-N’s first two-sport Academic All-American

carson newman logoAUSTIN (press release)—Carson-Newman track and field’s Randall Freeman has garnered first team Capital One Academic All-America honors, the organization announced Wednesday afternoon.

Freeman is Carson-Newman’s first ever two-sport academic All-American.  He also garnered second team academic All-America honors for football after running the ball 63 times for 343 yards this season.  He averaged 44.7 yards per game and scored a touchdown on senior day against Wingate.

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Randall Freeman/photo submitted

Freeman joins Clayton Holmes (football 1990-91 and track 1991), Carl Torbush (football 1973, baseball 1973-74), Tom Jones (football 1968-69 and baseball 1969-70) and Roy Hill (basketball 1965 and baseball 1965) as Carson-Newman’s overall two-sport All-Americans.

Freeman is a graphic design major who graduates from C-N with a 3.88 GPA.

On the field of competition, Freeman earned SAC Field Athlete of the Year honors and was the conference champion in the shot (14.58 meters) and the javelin (51.91 meters).

He garnered All-region honors in the shot, triple jump, javelin and discus. Freeman was one of 14 athletes in the nation to earn all-region honors in four disciplines.

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