May 16, 2012
AUBURN – Auburn junior sprinter Harry Adams was honored with the inaugural Tiger Torch Academic Achievement Award by Auburn Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) for his efforts in the classroom during the 2011-12 academic year.
“Harry Adams is a very deserving recipient of the Tiger Torch Academic Achievement Award,” Auburn Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student Services Dr. Gary Waters said. “This award is voted on by the academic counselors and learning specialists that work with all of our student-athletes. The award is not intended to be an annual award. It is one that is given to a student-athlete with an extraordinary academic achievement. Harry successfully completed a large number of academic hours during the 2011-12 academic year. The academic rigor of those courses was very high. Harry's performance in the classroom mirrors his achievements with our track and field program. Everyone in SASS is very proud of Harry. We are all celebrating his academic success.”
Adams showed exemplary work ethic over the course of the school year and was chosen to be recognized by the entire Auburn SASS staff. He is a three-time All-American on the track and is the reigning SEC Indoor 60 meter champion. Adams was honored as the student-athlete of the week by SASS in September 2011.
“Based on Harry coming in as a freshman, he had a really tough adjustment from high school to college,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “But as a result of hard work and determination, he’s really turned things around. He’s worked hard in study hall and with a tutor and I’m glad he is being recognized for that.”
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