After wrapping up her sophomore season as a three-time NCAA champion and the top point scorer at the NCAA outdoor championships, LSU’s Kimberlyn Duncan was named one of three finalists for track and field’s premier individual honor in The Bowerman.
The Bowerman is presented annually by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association to the premier male and female athlete in the country following each collegiate season.
Duncan joins Texas A&M senior sprinter Jessica Beard and Arkansas junior pole vaulter Tina Sutej as finalists for 2011.
The winners will be announced Dec. 14 in San Antonio.
Duncan swept the NCAA indoor and outdoor titles in the 200-meter dash. She also anchored the Lady Tigers to an NCAA title in the 4x100-meter relay and finished as the NCAA runner-up in the 100 for a total of 20.5 points in the outdoor championships.
“I’m honored and humbled to be considered for an award like The Bowerman,” Duncan said. “I could not have imagined coming this far this early in my career. I’m blessed to have great coaches and teammates at LSU that have really pushed me to achieve many of the goals that I’ve set for myself. While I am honored to be chosen as a candidate for an award like The Bowerman, this only gives me more motivation to work even harder in the future to go as far as I can in this sport.”
Duncan is also a recipient of the 2011 Corbett Award and a recent finalist for the 2011 Honda Sports Award for women’s track and field.