BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Four track and field student-athletes from the Southeastern Conference are finalists for the Bowerman Award, collegiate track and field's highest honor, which will be presented Friday night in Phoenix, Ariz.
All three male finalists are from the SEC: Tennessee's Christian Coleman and Texas A&M's Fred Kerley and Lindon Victor. This marks the first time since 2010 that each of the men's finalists are from the same conference. It also assures that an athlete from the SEC will win the award for the fourth consecutive season.
Among the three female finalists, the SEC is represented by Georgia's Keturah Orji. This marks the second consecutive year that Orji has been a finalist for the award.
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. It is named for former Oregon track and field and cross country coach Bill Bowerman.
The male and female winners will be announced live on FloTrack and Facebook Live on Friday. The Bowerman Red Carpet Show starts at 7 p.m. CT with The Bowerman Presentation set for 8 p.m.