Matt Ludwig will be representing the University of Akron this weekend at the United State Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

However, he won’t be known as just a pole vaulter from Akron.

Ludwig enters the USATF pole vault competition with the title of NCAA champion, won June 7 in Eugene, Ore.

Life as an NCAA champion hasn’t changed much for the Ludwig, other than this:

“I get (ribbing) from some of my friends and family,” the Lake Catholic graduate said. “They’re like, ‘Whoa, don’t you know who that is? That’s the national champion in pole vault.”

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