OXFORD, Miss. (FOX 56) — Kentucky women’s track and field senior sprinter Abby Steiner has been named the Southeastern Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year by a vote of the league head coaches for the second time this season.
The award is given to the student-athlete who has found the most success both in the classroom and on the track in the outdoor season.
Steiner won the award for the indoor track and field season.
The league recognizes the seniors’ success in the classroom, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in human health sciences/kinesiology. However, Steiner’s historic accomplishments on the track, both indoors and outdoors, have caught the eye of everyone.
Steiner ran the fifth-fastest 100m time in collegiate history, the third-fastest 200m time in collegiate history, and set five new school records.
Other honors Steiner has earned this season include SEC Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year, USTFCCCA National Women’s Athlete of the Year, SEC Women’s Runner of the Week (four times), USTFCCCA Women’s Athlete of the Week (five times) and six Bowerman Watchlist appearances.