Junior from Kent, Wash., is recipient of Achievement Award from EWU Africana Studies Department
Steven Warner of the Eastern Washington University track and field team was selected as one of the recipients of the inaugural “Keepers of the Dream” Outstanding Academic Achievement Award by Eastern’s Africana Studies Department.
The award is focused towards students of African descent who are supported and inspired to do good work, and move forward in achieving their academic goals and high grade point averages at EWU.
Warner, an exercise science major, was one of the two recipients in his department and one of the seven students selected for the award. He has a cumulative GPA of 3.73.
The junior out of Kentwood High School won a Big Sky title in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2012 Big Sky Indoor Championships, setting a new school record of 8.07. He also earned all-conference honors at the 2012 BSC Outdoor Championships, placing third in the 110-meter hurdles. In the prelims of the championships, Warner ran a time of 14.29, ranking him second in school history and just missing the school record of 14.28.
Warner was also one of two Eastern Athletic representatives at the NCAA Student-Athletes Leadership Forum in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 1-4, 2012.
After redshirting the 2013 indoor season, Warner will be suiting up once again for the Eagles this spring during the outdoor track and field season.