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Track and field athlete, swimmer receive Joel Eaves Scholar-Athlete Award

UGA track and field athlete Jared Dunn and swimmer Maddie Locus have been named winners of the 2013-2014 Joel Eaves Scholar-Athlete Award.

The award is presented to the male and female student-athletes with the highest GPA at UGA upon entering the fall semester of his or her senior year, based upon academic hours rather than eligibility. Dunn and Locus will be recognized at the Sept. 7 football game against the University of South Carolina.

Dunn, a native of Johns Creek, is majoring in public relations and has a 3.93 GPA. As a junior last season, Dunn clocked a season-best time of 8.45 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles at the Auburn Invite.

Locus, a native of Sugarland, Texas, and a junior based upon eligibility, currently has a 3.95 GPA while majoring in mathematics. During the 2012-2013 season, she was named to both the UGA Athletic Association’s Leadership Education and Development program and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.