UCF Freshman Sprinter Named to Bowerman Watch List

Go C-USA! Octavious Freeman, UCF
Go C-USA!
Octavious Freeman, UCF
Go C-USA!

Feb. 2, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Freshman sprinter Octavious Freeman(Lake Wales, Fla.) has been named to the Bowerman Watch List, the USTFCCCA announced Thursday. The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athletes in the nation.

Freeman is the first true freshman since the award's inception to be recognized on the list. Arizona State's Anna Jelmini appeared on the list in 2011 as a redshirt freshman.

Freeman, who currently leads the nation in the 60 meter and has clocked the only automatic qualifying time so far this season, will return to the track along with the rest of the Knights this weekend at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York.

There are currently 10 student-athletes across the country on the list, which can be found below.

NAME 			YEAR 	SCHOOL	 	EVENTS 		HOMETOWN 
Brigetta Barrett JR Arizona Jumps Duncanville, Texas Tia Brooks RS JR Oklahoma Throws Grand Rapids, Mich. Emma Coburn SR Colorado Distance Crested Butte, Colo. Kimberlyn Duncan JR LSU Sprints Katy, Texas Octavious Freeman FR UCF Sprints Lake Wales, Fla. Jordan Hasay JR Oregon Distance Arroyo Grande, Calif. Anne Kesselring JR Oregon Middle Distance Nürnberg, Germany Sheila Reid SR Villanova Distance Newmarket, Ont. Tina Sutej SR Arkansas Pole Vault Ljubljana, Slovenia Brianne Theisen SR Oregon Combined Events Humboldt, Sask.

 

 

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