Tai Smith has been named the University of Mount Olive Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for the month of October.
A member of the men's cross country/track & field team, Smith is a Psychology major who holds a 3.66 GPA.
Smith was the highest finishing Trojan in three of the four races that Mount Olive has run in this season. He took third at the inaugural Mount Olive Twilight, seventh at the Royal Cross Country Challenge and ninth at the NCAA National Preview Meet. Smith has been named the Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week twice this season and even broke his personal record in the 8K at the Royals XC Challenge.
Scholar-Athlete of the Month winners are nominated by University of Mount Olive faculty members and selected by a committee chaired by UMO math professor and faculty athletics representative Dr. Brenda Cates.