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University of Georgia track and field team member Shelby Tyler and football player Owen Condon have been named recipients of the 2021-22 Joel Eaves Scholar-Athlete Award.
The award is presented to the male and female student-athletes with the highest grade point average upon entering the fall semester of his or her senior year, based on academic hour rather than eligibility. Additionally, a student-athlete must have earned at least two varsity letters to be eligible for the award.
Tyler is a junior high jumper while Condon is a junior offensive lineman.
Eaves was the Director of Athletics at UGA from 1963 to 1979, and the award was established with the aim of acknowledging the contributions he made during his tenure while also highlighting the academic achievements of current student-athletes.
Tyler, a native of Noblesville, Ind., is an Economics major. She was named a 2021 NCAA Outdoor First Team All-American after finishing fifth in the high jump at the NCAA Championships with a clearance of 6 feet, ½ inches, which tied the No. 10 all-time mark in UGA history. Also during the 2021 outdoor season, Tyler advanced to Nationals with a 5-11.50 clearance at the NCAA East Prelims, won the Torrin Lawrence Memorial thanks to a 5-10.75 clearance after also winning the Spec Towns Invitational in Athens, and scored at the SEC Championships. Indoors, Tyler has a personal record of 5-11.50 after winning the 2020 Orange & Purple meet.
Condon, a native of Oklahoma City, Okla., made his first collegiate start (at right tackle) in the 2020 season-opening win at Arkansas and played in three more wins for the Bulldogs last season. Condon played the entire second half at right tackle in the win over Auburn and saw action vs. Missouri and Cincinnati. He earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for Fall 2020. So far in 2021 he has seen action as a reserve OL in three of four games (UAB, South Carolina, Vanderbilt).