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STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford junior Kori Carter, the reigning NCAA women's 400-meter hurdles champion, was named one of three finalists for the 2013 Bowerman Trophy, collegiate track and field's highest annual honor, by the by U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Thursday.
Joining Carter as finalists for honor of being named the most outstanding women’s collegiate track & field student-athlete of the 2013 season are Arizona high jumper Brigetta Barrett and Clemson hurdler Brianna Rollins.
Barrett, Carter and Rollins were the three finalists selected from the 10 semifinalists by the Committee to attend December’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Convention in Orlando, where the 2013 winner will be announced during The Bowerman Ceremony.
Carter won an NCAA title in the 400 hurdles in a collegiate-record time after dominating Olympic competition all outdoor season. The trio emerged from a field of women’s candidates that was exceptionally deep.
The Pac-12 is well-represented by the women finalists, with Barrett and Carter joining with men’s finalists Lawi Lalang of Arizona and Julian Wruck of UCLA to account for two-thirds of the finalists. This continues a larger historical trend of Pac-12 dominance in overall finalists, as the conference now has 12 between both men and women with the next closest being the Big 12 with six total.
The Pac-12 now has had four women’s finalists, second to the Big 12′s five. A winner from the conference by either Carter or Barrett would its first.
In the coming weeks, dozens of select media personnel, track & field statisticians, and collegiate administrators will choose the top male and top female as the award winners. In addition, beginning July 29, fans can visit TheBowerman.org to submit their choices as online voting will account for one full vote in the process.
Finalists were chosen by The Bowerman Advisory Board, a 10-person panel of experts in the sport, based on performances recorded during the indoor and outdoor 2013 track & field seasons. Only performances through the conclusion of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships are used in consideration. Notable competitions and results beyond that point are included in their biographies below, but played no part in the selection process.
The winners will be first announced during a ceremony held in conjunction with the USTFCCCA Convention. The finalists and their families will be invited to take part in the special event that will be held at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla., on December 18.