Friday, July 26, 2013
Gates Receives Academic All-American
Evan Gates graduated from mechanical and biomedical engineering this May with a 4.0, served as treasurer for the engineering honors society Tau Beta Pi - and he was named a first-team NCAA Division III Capital One Academic All-American.
Gates participated in both track and cross country for three years, after being injured in his freshman year. In track, his career-best time in the mile is 4:18.5 (indoor), while his best outdoor times are 8:40 in the 3,000-meter and 14:58.36 in the 5,000-meter. In cross country, Gates was a Division III All-American during the 2011 season, placing 28th in the country in the NCAA 8K championship meet.
Now that his collegiate sports days are over, he plans to study how mechanical forces influence cell development at Duke University for a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering.
Read the full article at the TribLive.