Usoro Named Big 12 Women’s Performer Of The Year


Ruth Usoro has been named the Big 12 Conference’s Women’s Performer of the Year.

The announcement comes as little surprise, especially after the incredible way she defended her titles in the long and triple jump at last week’s conference meet.

“When you take a step back and really put Ruth’s performance [this season] into perspective,” said associate head coach James Thomas.

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“It’s mind blowing. I am sure Ruth wants no part of all this credit and attention, but it is becoming increasingly more difficult to avoid this recognition that is so well-deserved.”

Usoro was a unanimous selection as the top female in the Big 12 this season. It seemed to be an obvious choice to bestow the honour upon Usoro, who this week was also named the Mountain Region Field Athlete of the Year, both before and after the Big 12 Championships.

Usoro, who has also been a member of both of the watch lists for The Bowerman thus…

Source: Complete Sports