June 3, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- UConn women’s track and field senior standout Victoria Flowers was named the 2013 Outdoor Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday afternoon. This is Flowers’ fourth overall regional accolade after being awarded the indoor honor three times.
“Victoria continues to be recognized for her outstanding season, coming off the indoor regional award this latest acknowledgement confirms her status among peers,” stated head coach Bill Morgan. “I'm sure she will want to make a further statement by throwing far this week in Eugene. Regardless, Victoria is leaving her mark on the program In a substantial way.”
The Providence, R.I. native has had an exceptional senior campaign and leads the Huskies into this week’s NCAA National Championship Meet in Eugene, Ore. where she qualified for both the hammer and the shot put. Flowers qualified for the NCAA meet after posting a fourth place (16.39m) throw in the shot put and tenth place (59.90m) toss at the NCAA Regionals last week in Greensboro.
Flowers, who brought home six league weekly awards her senior campaign, has compiled a remarkable senior season to cap off an outstanding collegiate career with the Huskies. The five-time All-American swept the 2013 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships winning both the hammer and shot put, while also capturing the pair of crowns at the ECAC Championships.
Flowers will compete in Wednesday’s hammer event at 1 p.m. followed by Saturday’s shot put at 1 p.m. in Eugene.