LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Cameron Daugherty, a Slippery Rock University graduate student from Jacksonville, N.C., and pole vault standout, was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Male Field Athlete of the Year today.
Daugherty, who received his SRU undergraduate degree in May, has one year of eligibility remaining. He earned the conference's top field athlete honor after his stellar performances closing out the 2012 season.
The highlight of the year and his career came at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships, where he cleared 5.15 meters to win the first national championship for the SRU men's team since 1997. That was his second career outdoor All-America finish after finishing sixth at the 2011 national meet.
Three weeks before the National Championships, Daugherty claimed his second PSAC Championship pole vault title.
Daugherty has also been named to Capital One Academic All-District honors and is a candidate for the Academic All-America team, which will be released next week.
Daugherty is the second straight SRU winner of the Field Athlete of the Year honor, following former teammate Chris Warning.
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