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Rollins Remains Firmly on Watch List for The Bowerman

Rollins Remains Firmly on Watch List for The Bowerman

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson hurdler Brianna Rollins remains firmly among the top 10 candidates for The Bowerman, the most prestigious award in collegiate track & field. Rollins, the first Clemson athlete (male or female) to appear on the watch list, made her debut in the Feb. 7 edition and has appeared in each listing since (six straight overall). The Bowerman has been presented annually since 2009 by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate male and female athlete.Past winners of The Bowerman include Olympic gold medalist and decathlon world record-holder Ashton Eaton (2010) and Olympic 10K silver medalist Galen Rupp (2009). LSU sprinter Kimberlyn Duncan is the reigning winner of The Bowerman, named for legendary Oregon track & field coach Bill Bowerman.Other athletes that appeared on Thursday’s most recent edition of the watch list are Brigetta Barrett (Arizona), Kori Carter (Stanford), Emma Coburn (Colorado), Abbey D’Agostino (Dartmouth), Duncan, Octavious Freeman (UCF), English Gardner (Oregon), Andrea Geubelle (Kansas) and Betsy Saina (Iowa State).Below is a look at some of Rollins’ major accomplishments in 2013:

  • Won second career NCAA National Championship in the 60 hurdles at the indoor meet in March
  • Established NCAA record in the 60 hurdles with a time of 7.78 at the Tiger Challenge on Jan. 11
  • Holds the NCAA’s top three times ever in the 60 hurdles, as she ran 7.79 at the indoor national final and 7.82 in the preliminary round
  • Owns five of the top 10 times in NCAA history in the 60 hurdles
  • ACC Champion in the 60 hurdles and 100 hurdles; set meet record in the 60 hurdles with time of 7.90
  • ACC Champion in the outdoor 200-meter dash with a time of 23.02, currently No. 11 on the national leaderboard
  • Helped Clemson’s 4×100-meter relay to ACC Championship, the school’s fourth straight, with a time of 43.59; Tigers rank No. 4 nationally in the event
  • Current national leader in the 100 hurdles, she has a season-best wind-legal time of 12.68; also holds nation’s best wind-aided time at 12.54 (+2.1 at Texas Relays)
  • Her time of 12.68 from the Georgia Tech Invitational last weekend is third among world leaders; only five NCAA athletes have run a faster time in the 100 hurdles in history
  • Undefeated in total of 12 races (prelims and finals) across the 60 hurdles and 100 hurdles this season
  • ACC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
  • USTFCCCA Southeast Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
  • Two-time USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week
  • Four-time ACC Performer of the Week
  • Helped Clemson’s women to conference crowns at the ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships, making her a part of the senior class that won all eight titles during her career