NEW ORLEANS – The window has opened for Stanford fans to vote for Kori Carter for The Bowerman, collegiate track and field's highest honor.
Carter, who set collegiate and school records in winning the 400-meter hurdles title at the NCAA Championships in June, is among three women's finalists.
Voting began Monday and will continue through Aug. 13 on TheBowerman.org, The results of the online fan vote will account for one full vote in the overall balloting process.
Voters will choose among Carter, Arizona’s Brigetta Barrett, and Clemson’s Brianna Rollins among the women; and men’s finalists Derek Drouin of Indiana, Lawi Lalang of Arizona and Julian Wruck of UCLA.
When placing votes, fans should only consider performances that occurred from the beginning of the indoor season through the end of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
To further Carter's cause, be sure to spread the word on Twitter by following @thebowerman and using #VoteCarter.
Paper balloting by The Bowerman Advisory Board, past winners, selected media personnel, statisticians, and collegiate administrators, is also underway until later this month. An independent accounting firm will collect, tabulate, and certify final results and will keep the result secret until the envelope is opened in December.
The award, in its fifth year of existence, will be presented in a ceremony at the USTFCCCA Convention on December 18 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.
Carter is a nine-time All-America and the winner of the 2013 West Region and Pac-12 women's track athlete of the year awards.
Besides her NCAA title, Carter was second in the NCAA 100 hurdles final and three times ran the world's fastest time of the year in the 400 hurdles. A human biology major, Carter also was a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection.