Amber Hughes Named OVC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Amber Hughes Named OVC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Adding to her already impressive career, Tennessee State women’s track and field junior Amber Hughes (Atlanta, Ga.) earned Ohio Valley Conference Field Athlete of the Year for the outdoor season, it was announced by the conference office on Thursday. The award is voted on by OVC coaches.

Hughes, who won OVC Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year during the indoor season, made the Olympic Trial Standard for the triple jump during the outdoor season with a distance of 13.46m (44’2”) at the Memphis Invitational. Her mark is the best in the OVC this season and ranks third in the nation.

Throughout the outdoor season, Hughes earned OVC Field Athlete of the Week once and Track Athlete of the Week twice.

During the indoor portion of the schedule, Hughes placed fourth in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships and earned First Team All-America honors.

TSU will host the OVC Outdoor Championship at Edward S. Temple Track on campus on May 13-14.

OVC OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD AWARDS
Women's Track Athlete of the Year: Hannah Wittman, Belmont
Women's Field Athlete of the Year: Amber Hughes, TSU
Women's Freshman of the Year: D'Airrien Jackson, TTU
Men's Track Athlete of the Year: Jakub Abrahamsen, EKU
Men's Field Athlete of the Year: Julian Harvey, SIUE
Men's Freshman of the Year: Nick Matthews, SIUE

HONORS FOR AMBER HUGHES THIS SEASON
OVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
OVC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year
OVC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year
USTFCCCA First Team All-America - Indoor Triple Jump
4th-Place - NCAA Indoor Championships - Triple Jump
200m OVC Indoor Champion
55m Hurdles OVC Indoor Champion
Triple Jump OVC Indoor Champion
2016 4x400m Relay OVC Indoor Champion
TSU Co-Female Athlete of the Year
TSU Academic Excellence Award
2x OVC Field Athlete of the Week
4x OVC Track Athlete of the Week

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