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Cameron O'Neal Named ACC Indoor Freshman of the Year

ACC Indoor Season Awards Release

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech jumper Cameron O’Neal was named the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Men’s Freshman of the Year announced by the league’s office on Thursday afternoon. O’Neal is the fourth in men’s track & field program history to garner the award. The last time a Yellow Jacket men’s track & field student-athlete received the Freshman of the Year award was in 2002 when Brian Ford was named as the recipient.

“We are all very proud of Cameron for this great honor,” said head men’s track & field coach Grover Hinsdale. “He had an outstanding indoor season and I feel he is the most deserving. Coach Page did a great job in bringing him along.”

O’Neal collected second team all-American status in the long jump during the 2021 indoor season, coming in 16th-place at NCAA Division I National Championships in mid-March. The Biloxi, Miss., native leapt for a distance of 7.68m/25′ 2.5″ at ACC Indoor Championships finishing third and taking home bronze in his first collegiate career post-season, earning first team all-ACC honors in the process. Throughout the indoor regular season O’Neal made podium in the long jump competition three times.

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