BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men's track and field and cross country athlete, Barrett Kemp has been awarded the Clifford C. Furnas Award for his performances on the track and in the classroom.
The Clifford C. Furnas Award is provided through annual interest earnings from the C.C. Furnas Fund in the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc. The award recognizes outstanding undergraduate performance in scholarship and athletic prowess. The recipient must have a minimum 3.5 GPS and be committed to a graduate study, have strong personal character, and have outstanding athletic accomplishments.
Kemp is a senior cross-country and track and field athlete at the University at Buffalo. Originally from Shinglehouse, PA, Kemp is a Biological Sciences major. He has accumulated various accolades throughout his time as a Bull. During his sophomore campaign on the cross country team, Kemp was named to the Academic All-MAC Team and was named a Distinguished Scholar Athlete. Kemp also placed 47th out of 262 runners at the NCAA Regionals. His junior campaign for cross country, Kemp was again named to the Academic All-MAC Team and a Distinguished Scholar Athlete. He placed in the Top-30 at the NCAA Regionals and was named team Most Valuable Player. His senior campaign, Kemp took 37th at NCAA Regionals and Academic All-MAC Team. Kemp's track and field performances have seen him break two school records and make his way to the podium three times. His sophomore year, Kemp broke the school record in the 10K. Kemp's junior season, Kemp took fifth in the 5K and second in the 1500m at Indoor MAC Championships, He was also named to the Academic All-MAC Team. During his senior season of indoor track and field, Kemp broke the school record in the 5K and placed fourth in the 5K at MAC Championships.
Kemp currently has a 3.891 cumulative GPA with a Biological Science major.