Andrew Colley Wins ACC Performer of the Year Award
Dec. 11, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. - NC State senior Andrew Colley has been named the ACC Men's Cross Country Performer of the Year for the second consecutive season, as announced Wednesday by the league office.
Colley, a senior from Williamsburg, Va., recorded the highest finish ever for an NC State men's runner in the NCAA Championship on Nov. 23, placing seventh and earning the third All-American honor of his illustrious career. He also captured the individual title at the ACC Championships on Nov. 1 with a time of 23:37.9 on the 8K Beeson Park Course at Kernersville, N.C., besting the field by nearly 30 seconds.
Furthermore, he placed second in the NCAA Southeast Region on Nov. 15 with a time of 28:38 on the 8K course, helping propel the Wolfpack to an at-large berth in the NCAA Championships.
With this distinguished honor, Colley gives the Wolfpack men three consecutive ACC Performer of the Year awards, as NC State cross country legend Ryan Hill won the accolade in 2011.
"There are very few athletes in the Atlantic Coast Conference who have been three-time All-Americans, so he's in rare company," NC State head coach Rollie Geiger said. "The fact that he's been Performer of the Year two consecutive years is really impressive and if it wasn't for one of his teammates he may have won the award three years in a row."
Colley wraps up his NC State cross country career as a three-time All-American and a four-time All-ACC and All-Region performer. In his five races this season, Colley finished first, second, third, fourth and seventh, respectively.
Florida State's Colleen Quigley earned Women's Performer of the Year honors in a vote of the league's 15 head coaches.