BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 17, 2021)-----Nine Southeastern Conference track and field student-athletes have been named semifinalists for The Bowerman, it was announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Four female athletes from the SEC were named semifinalists: Alabama's Tamara Clark, Texas A&M's Tyra Gittens, LSU's Tonea Marshall and Texas A&M's Athing Mu. Five SEC male athletes were named semifinalists: LSU's Sean Burrell, Alabama's Robert Dunning, LSU's JuVaughn Harrison, LSU's Terrance Laird and Georgia's Karel Tilga.
The Bowerman is the highest honor bestowed to collegiate track and field's most outstanding athletes of the year. An SEC male athlete has won the Bowerman in five of the last six years in which the award was presented: Texas A&M's Deon Lendore in 2014, Florida's Marquis Dendy in 2015, Arkansas' Jarrion Lawson in 2016, Tennessee's Christian Coleman in 2017 and Florida's Grant Holloway in 2019.
The USTFCCCA will announce finalists at a later date.
THE BOWERMAN 2021
Tamara Clark, Alabama (Sprints)
Anna Cockrell, Southern California (Sprints/Hurdles)
Tara Davis, Texas (Jumps/Hurdles)
Tyra Gittens, Texas A&M (Combined Events)
Tonea Marshall, LSU (Hurdles)
Athing Mu, Texas A&M (Sprints/Mid-Distance)
Camryn Rogers, California (Throws)
Cambrea Sturgis, North Carolina A&T (Sprints)
Ruth Usoro, Texas Tech (Jumps)
Jorinde van Klinken, Arizona State (Throws)
THE BOWERMAN 2021
Sean Burrell, LSU (Hurdles)
Robert Dunning, Alabama (Hurdles)
*JuVaughn Harrison, LSU (Jumps)
Cole Hocker, Oregon (Distance)
Terrance Laird, LSU (Sprints)
KC Lightfoot, Baylor (Pole Vault)
Randolph Ross, North Carolina A&T (Sprints)
Cooper Teare, Oregon (Distance)
Karel Tilga, Georgia (Combined Events)
Turner Washington, Arizona State (Throws)
* also a semifinalist in 2019