Favor-Hamilton and Sua named most outstanding
The NCAA has announced that University of Wisconsin graduate Suzy Favor and UCLA graduate Seilala Sua have been named the NCAA Division I Most Outstanding Student-Athletes in track and field for their accomplishments in NCAA championship competition.
Favor Hamilton ended her collegiate career at Wisconsin with five NCAA titles, four consecutive titles in the 1,500m and an 800m crown. She was a 14 time All-American. Overall, Favor Hamilton won nine NCAA titles between cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Additionally, Favor Hamilton won the Big Ten Athlete of the Year award four consecutive times and was an NCAA Woman of the Year. She also is a three-time U.S. Olympian and is training to compete again in 2008.
Sua is the winningest athlete in NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships history with an amazing six NCAA outdoor track and field titles during her career at UCLA. Sua won the NCAA discus throw title four years in a row. She also won the NCAA shot put title two years in a row. Sua was a 14-time All-American and a two-time Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Year. She has is a two-time Olympian in the discus throw (2000, 2004), a four-time USATF national champion in the discus throw, a one-time USATF national champion in the shot put and a three-time world championships competitor.
The honor takes into account outstanding NCAA championship performances over the past 25 years and was bestowed as part of the NCAA's 25th Anniversary of Women's Championships celebration.