Kincy collects impressive numbers on and off the track
If the only part of Temeka Kincy's resume you saw was her performance in running middle distances for the Women's Track and Field team, you would be impressed.
Already this season, the junior from Indianapolis, Ind. anchored the 4x800-meter relay team to a victory in the Texas Relays, and met the NCAA Regional standard in the open 800 race.
Last year, she placed seventh in the 800-meter outdoor and was second in the 100-meter indoor at the Big 12 Championships.
And now, as the renowned radio commentator Paul Harvey used to say, here is the rest of the story of Temeka Kincy, a pre-med major.
Kincy, the recipient of the Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sports Scholar Award in 2006 and the Charline and Red McCombs Endowed Scholarship in 2005 and 2006, owns a 3.7 GPA and is the Female Student-Athlete of the Month.
"That honor means a lot to me," says the soft-spoken daughter of Gene and Renate Kincy who was born in Leesville, La.
"There are a lot of great student-athletes just on my team," Kincy continued, "let alone a lot of great student-athletes at Texas. I did not expect this but I am grateful for it. School always has been very important to me."
Kincy also is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Despite her academic load and the demands of track and field, Kincy welcomed the opportunity to be a part of SAAC.
"I will tell you that pre-med at Texas is pretty rough," said Kincy, who is a two-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
"The demands of the classes and practices means I really have to manage my time well," she said.
Kincy, as all of the student-athletes who have been accorded this honor, offered kudos to the academic support staff at Texas.
"The transition from high school to college is difficult both school-wise and athletics-wise," Kincy said. "So, it was great to have the support from the beginning, enabling all of us to learn good study habits and to be good time managers."
Kincy said she has not yet chosen a field of medicine to study, but is looking at sports medicine or pediatrics.
And while the challenges have been many, Kincy wouldn't change a thing about her Texas experience.
"One of my goals was to do well academically," she began. "I know there are people out there who say that you can't excel in sports and academics, but I was going to do that because that was important to me.
"I always wanted to show that if you worked hard and organized your time well, that you could do well in both."
Kincy has shown that during her three years as a Longhorn.