BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 21, 2022 ---Three Southeastern Conference male track and field student-athletes were named semifinalists for The Bowerman, it was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Named semifinalists from the SEC were Florida's Joseph Fahnbulleh, Georgia's Kyle Garland and Arkansas' Ayden Owens-Delerme. Ten athletes nationwide were named semifinalists.
Five SEC athletes were named the list of women's semifinalists on Monday.
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 six of the last seven 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, Florida's Grant Holloway in 2019 and LSU's JuVaughn Harrison in 2021.
An SEC female athlete has won the Bowerman each of the last three times the award was presented: Georgia's Keturah Orji in 2018, LSU's Sha'Carri Richardson in 2019 and Texas A&M's Athing Mu in 2021.
The Bowerman will be presented in December at the annual USTFCCCA Convention to be held in Denver.