Boles appreciates recognition away from “the job”
Quincy Boles, a senior Kinesiology major from Harker Heights High School in Killeen, Texas, refers to his time on the track as his job.
Thus the recognition of being Male Student-Athlete of the Month is particularly meaningful to him because it comes from hard work and dedication away from his “job.”
Understand, though, Boles loves his job, but…
“You always appreciate being recognized for all of what you do,” said Boles, who was an honor roll student in high school and graduated in the top 20 percent of his class.
“Getting an education is something you need to do,” he continued. “It is something you have to have to fall back on.”
Dr. Mike Sanders of UT Athletics’ Student Services says of Boles, “Quincy is recognized by his teammates, coaches and academic staff as someone who always brings a great attitude and sense of responsibility for all that he does.
“He truly has developed into a good student-athlete. He will be a great officer in the U.S. Air Force when he graduates.”
Boles, perhaps, appreciates the recognition even more now as he is only weeks away from winding up his career at Texas.
“It (coming to the end at UT) makes everything a little more important,” Boles said. “You don’t think about ‘This is the last time I will do this.’ But it is in the back of your mind and is a motivation to make the last weeks here special.”
Boles has made each day at Texas special since he entered as a freshman in 2003 when he earned All-America honors at his first NCAA Championship.
Such success had carried on through the years for Boles, who is a two-time All-American, and seven-time All-Big 12 honoree.
For Boles, it has been a job well done.