Junior Sean Busch of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department won the 2010 UMass Amherst Winter Male Scholar-Athlete Award by posting a GPA of 3.75, setting the university’s individual record for the indoor pole vault at 15’9”, and winning the A-10 Championship in that event. The A-10 Conference also named Busch to the Academic All-Conference Team for his strong performance during the indoor track and field season, combined with his stellar academic performance in the classroom.
Busch joins an elite group of 10 Atlantic-10 student-athletes who also took home the same honor. Busch currently holds an impressive 3.747 GPA over three years at UMass. Busch has also been named to the Dean's List during four semesters while at the university.
Busch currently sits tied for the best mark all-time in school history in the indoor pole vault event. His best performance of the year came on March 5 at the IC4A Championships, where Busch tied Ken Schneider for the top school mark as he reached a height of 15’9”. Also this indoor season, he won the pole vault at the A-10 Championship Meet with a mark of 15’3”. (April 2010)