COLUMBUS, Ohio – Several members of the Ohio State women’s track and field team received individual awards and honors Tuesday from the Big Ten Conference.
Sophomores Christina Manning and Shaniqua McGinnis were named to the conference first-team list after capturing individual titles Sunday at the Big Ten Championships. Manning took home first-place in the 60m hurdles, while McGinnis upset Penn State All-American Fawn Dorr for the 400m dash title.
Manning made a strong case for the Athlete of the Championship award that would end up going to Penn State All-American Bridget Franek. The Waldorf, Md. native set several personal record over the weekend and added a pair of runner-up finishes in the 60m and 200m dashes to her win in the hurdles.
Junior Letecia Wright represented the Buckeyes on the second-team list after finishing runner-up to Manning in the 60m hurdles. Wright led the field in the preliminaries with a PR of 8.19, the fourth-best time in OSU indoor history and seventh nationally. After taking a nasty fall during warm-ups for the final race, Wright managed to battle her way back to a second-place finish.
Ohio State’s final award winner was senior Ashley Caldwell, who was honored with the conference Sportsmanship Award. Student-athletes selected for the Sportsmanship Award were individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, individuals must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.