Vollmer Becomes Two-Time Academic All-American
EUGENE, Ore. – In recognition of his efforts in competition and in the classroom, University of Oregon combined-events standout Max Vollmer has been named to the 2021-22 Academic All-America Second Team as selected by CoSIDA. Wednesday's release marks the second Academic All-America certificate for Vollmer who was previously honored for the 2019-20 season.
Vollmer is now the 16th UO track and field student-athlete to earn at least two Academic All-America honors, and represents the 60th overall selection in program history. The Ducks have had at least one Academic All-American in 22 of the past 23 years including five in a row.
The Ulm, Germany, native earned his undergraduate degree in business administration this past spring with a 3.55 cumulative GPA.
During the recently completed outdoor season, Vollmer won his third Pac-12 title in the decathlon and qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third time in his career. At the conference meet, he led a 1-2-6 UO finish with Jett Kinder and Nathan Poff, respectively, which helped the Men of Oregon to the program's 15th-consecutive Pac-12 team title.
Vollmer became the sixth UO man to reach—and eclipse—the 8,000-point milestone with a career-best performance of 8,022 points at the Bryan Clay Invitational in mid-April. He entered the meet with a high mark of 7,964 points from the 2019 Pac-12 Championships.
At the 2022 NCAA Indoor Championships, Vollmer registered a lifetime best of 5,969 points to finish in fifth place in the heptathlon and become the No. 2 performer in program history. He earned his spot at the national meet with a qualifying effort of 5,801 points in winning fashion at the Pac-12 Invitational in Seattle.
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