BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 5, 2022)----- Former University of Kentucky track and field standout Abby Steiner has been named an NCAA Today's Top 10 awardee, according to an announcement Monday.
Steiner is among 10 recent student-athletes who were recognized by the NCAA Honors Committee for their outstanding achievements as athletes, students and contributors to their campuses and communities. The awardees each have completed their undergraduate studies and their athletics eligibility and are pursuing successful futures.
In June, Steiner earned NCAA titles in the 200-meter dash and 4x400m relay, after winning the indoor 200m at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March. She recorded the collegiate record in the outdoor 200m (21.80), which is the eighth fastest in American history and 21st fastest in world history. She was a 15-time All-American, featuring 11 first-team honors, and a four-time SEC champion. Steiner was named the SEC Women's Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year in May.
The 2023 NCAA Today's Top 10 awardees are Sylvie Binder, Columbia; Jaeda Daniel, NC State; Brooke Forde, Stanford; Naomi Girma, Stanford; Gianna Glatz, Rutgers; Blaine Hawkins, Central (Iowa); Jessica Meakim, West Chester; Jack Mulvihill, St. John Fisher; Juan Ortiz Couder, Embry-Riddle (Florida); and Abby Steiner, Kentucky. The Today's Top 10 awardees will be honored at the Honors Celebration on Jan. 11 during the NCAA Convention in San Antonio.