Cummings, a Mansfield H.S. graduate who is now a graduate student and assistant
coach with the cross country teams at MU, capped his running career by being
selected as the 2008 NCAA Division II National Scholar-Athlete of the Year by
the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in July.
He was also
named the top male scholar-athlete in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
(PSAC), winning the 2007-08 Pete Nevins Male Scholar-Athletes of Year Award.
Cummings was named an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. He maintained a
4.0 GPA while pursuing his master's degree in education. As an undergraduate,
Cummings carried a 3.86 GPA as a physics major.
his storied career at Mansfield as a five-time All-American - twice each in
indoor and outdoor track and field, and once in cross country. Cummings was the
only PSAC male to garner All-America honors in cross country, indoor and outdoor
track and field in 2007-08.