Harrison Up for Top Collegiate Award

HarrisonQueen Harrison, a Hermitage High School and Virginia Tech graduate, is in the running for The Bowerman, the nation's top award for collegiate track and field athletes.

The Bowerman is given each year to the top male and female collegiate athletes in the sport of track and field. Performances during both the NCAA indoor and outdoor track and field will be considered, but an athlete does not have to participate in both seasons to be considered. The Bowerman is given by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and is named in honor of Bill Bowerman, a track and field coach recognized for his numerous contributions to the sport.

Harrison won Virginia Tech's first national title in women's track and field at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships, winning the 60-meter hurdles. She also broke a school record in the 400-meter dash three times in the season. Harrison was named ACC performer of the Week twice during the indoor campaign and named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Track Athlete of the Year.

In outdoor track and field, Harrison became the first female in NCAA history to win both the 100- and 400-meter hurdle national titles. She also won the ACC crowns in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles and was given ACC Women's Track MVP honors for the outdoor season.

Harrison also participated in the 2008 summer Olympics in China.

The male and female finalists with the highest point total after the tabulation of ballots, fan voting, and USTFCCCA member voting will be declared the winner. Fan voting is available online until Aug. 20 at thebowerman.org.

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