Hayden Reed, formerly of Orange, has been named the men’s Scholar Athletes of the Year in Division I for the 2013-2014 track and field season by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the association announced Tuesday.

Combining the accomplishments in the classroom and in competition during the recently completed academic year, Cheserek stood out among a group of 496 men who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards are determined from among those who earned All-Academic status and placed highest in individual events at the NCAA Championships. Those who earn multiple individual championship titles rank higher in the tie-breaking process, and cumulative GPA is weighed as the final tiebreaker to establish a winner.

Reed, a freshman biology major with a 3.52 cumulative GPA, claimed the outdoor field award after winning the discus title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The LCM grad is the first man from Alabama to have earned the award since it began in 2007.