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Mar 24, 2022

Cope Earns Men’s ACC Freshman of the Year Recognition

CLEMSON, S.C. — Daniel Cope has been named the Men’s ACC Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year, the conference announced on Thursday. Cope burst onto the scene this season, winning gold in the weight throw at February’s ACC Championship meet in Blacksburg, Va. 

A native of Westmoreland, Jamaica, Cope began his track & field career as a sprinter before seamlessly transitioning into throws. After transferring to Clemson following a season at Cloud County Community College, Cope wasted no time making school history. 

His 20.99 meter weight throw at the Clemson Invitational in January broke the school record, a mark that he would surpass twice en route to the ACC crown. His 22.28 meter throw that earned him the championship also serves as a Jamaican national record. 

“Daniel is a great competitor,” remarked Program Director Mark Elliott. “This is a very well-deserved recognition.”

Cope finished his indoor season at Nationals, where he earned Second-Team All-American recognition. He now turns his attention to the outdoor season. 

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