NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State hurdler and sprinter Amber Hughes was named the Outdoor Female Freshman of Year by the Ohio Valley Conference office on Thursday.
Hughes, a native of Atlanta, Ga., notched the second-fastest time in the league in the 100-meter hurdles (13.56) and placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.87). The Tigerbelles are also first in the conference in the 4x100 and 4x400 relay events.
The award is the second of its type this year for Hughes, as she was named Female Freshman of the year following the Indoor Season.
Hughes becomes just the second TSU track and field member to win OVC Outdoor Freshman of the Year, following Dominique Ward who took home the inaugural title in 2005.
The Tigerbelles and Flying Tigers will next travel to SIUE on May 2-3 for the conference outdoor championship.