Dec. 15, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. - Flotrack.org will broadcast live coverage of the USTFCCCA's presentation of The Bowerman and Hall of Fame induction Wednesday evening from the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla. The two ceremonies, held in conjunction with the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) annual convention will be aired live on the internet site, free of charge, and will start with The Bowerman ceremony at 7 p.m., eastern, followed by the Hall of Fame induction at 9 p.m., eastern.
LIVE Flotrack Coverage of The Bowerman (7 p.m., eastern): Click Here
LIVE Flotrack Coverage of USTFCCCA Hall of Fame Induction (9 p.m., eastern): Click Here
Reports and Interviews throughout the Week: Click Here
The Bowerman, an award in its first year of existence, will be bestowed to the nation's top collegiate men's and women's track and field athlete. This year's women's finalists include Jenny Barringer (Oviedo, Fla.) of the University of Colorado, Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) of the University of Texas, and Porscha Lucas (Plano, Texas) of Texas A&M University. Men's finalists are Ashton Eaton (Bend, Ore.) from the University of Oregon, German Fernandez (Riverbank, Calif.) from Oklahoma State University, and Galen Rupp (Portland, Ore.) from the University of Oregon.
The Bowerman is named in honor of track and field pioneer Bill Bowerman, who served the sport of track and field in numerous ways, including his leadership in the USTFCCCA's predecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole.
The USTFCCCA Hall of Fame Class of 2009 will feature six inductees: Arthur "Art" Gulden (Bucknell University), Franklin Pitcher "Pitch" Johnson (Drake University/Stanford University), Oscar Moore, Jr. (Rowan University), Charles "Chuck" Rohe (Furman University/University of Tennessee), Duane Vandenbusche (Western State College of Colorado), and Gary Winckler (Florida State University/University of Illinois).
Flotrack.org will also conduct interviews with a wide variety of coaches in their reports throughout the week.
For more information on the USTFCCCA Convention, visit ustfccccaconvention.com. More details about The Bowerman can be found at TheBowerman.org.
About the USTFCCCA
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is the non-profit professional organization that represents men's and women's cross country and track & field coaches in the United States. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members, including 93% of NCAA track & field programs. USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches' interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.