Sellers named Academic All-American

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State junior high jumper Scott Sellers was selected a first team Academic All-America on Monday, as ESPN the Magazine and College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its annual academic honors for men’s cross country and track and field.


A native of Katy, Texas, Sellers becomes the seventh Wildcat track and field student-athlete to earn first team Academic All-America honors since 2000, including the first male.  Overall, he is the 13th track and field athlete to earn Academic All-America accolades since 1986.  Kansas State has had at least one Academic All-America selection from its track program in eight of the last nine years.


Sellers, who carries a 3.68 GPA in finance, earned his first Academic All-District honor on June 5 and twice has been named first team Academic All-Big 12.


The 2007 national champion, Sellers earned All-America honors in the high jump during both the indoor and outdoor seasons this past year.  He was the runner-up at indoor nationals with a height of 7-04.50, while he finished fourth at the outdoor meet with a clearance of 7-02.50.  A six-time All-American, Sellers has earned All-America accolades in the high jump at every indoor and outdoor championship of his career.  He was named the Big 12 Men’s Indoor Performer of the Year in March after winning the Big 12 title with a school-record height of 7-06.00.