The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Convention is taking place in Orlando this week. One highlight of the convention is the annual presentation of The Bowerman Award, the highest honor in collegiate track and field. The Bowerman debuted in 2009 and is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athletes in the nation.
"Clemson hurdler Brianna Rollins and Indiana high jumper Derek Drouin were awarded The Bowerman Trophy as the most outstanding collegiate track & field student-athletes of the 2013 season in a ceremony held Wednesday evening at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes as part of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Convention. Rollins is just the second hurdler to win the award -- the first since Queen Harrison in 2010 -- and the first from Clemson, while Drouin scored a plethora of firsts for the award. He is the first student-athlete from Indiana and the Big Ten to win the award, and is the first field event specialist to hoist The Bowerman Trophy."
Watch a replay of the award presentation courtesy of flotrack.org:
Minnesota's cross country and track & field coaches are enjoying the convention.
In Orlando for @USTFCCCA convention! Excited for a great week of learning and seeing friends from around the country :-)-- Sarah Hopkins (@MNXCCoachHop) December 14, 2013