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The Bowerman Highlights Upcoming Convention

The Bowerman Highlights Upcoming Convention

 

Starting at 9 p.m., central, will be the USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Flotrack again will provide a live webcast of the event. Those to be inducted as part of the Class of 2012 include: Dick Booth, Dick Hill, Vin Lananna, Bob Pollock, Fran Welch, and John Zupanc.

Online Live Webcast Schedule

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012

11:15 AM ET

USTFCCCA Convention
(Orlando, Fla.)

WEB: Flotrack

LIVE
Opening Session
Featuring Mark Lewis, NCAA

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012

6:30 PM ET

The Bowerman
(Orlando, Fla.)

WEB: Flotrack

LIVE
Flotrack Red Carpet Show
at The Bowerman

7:00 PM ET

The Bowerman
(Orlando, Fla.)

WEB: Flotrack

LIVE
Award Presentation

9:00 PM ET

USTFCCCA Convention
(Orlando, Fla.)

WEB: Flotrack

LIVE
Hall of Fame
Induction

In addition to all the live webcasts, Flotrack will also provide coverage throughout the week featuring interviews with many of the nation'ÂÂ's coaches.

Be sure to follow the USTFCCCA (hashtag: #Orlando2012) on Twitter for updates throughout the week. For The Bowerman ceremony, use hashtag #TheBowerman.

ABOUT THE BOWERMAN

The Bowerman is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athlete. The award, which debuted in 2009, is named for is named for legendary Oregon track & field and cross country coach Bill Bowerman.

Florida State'ÂÂ's Ngoni Makusha and Texas A&MÂÂÂ's Jessica Beard are the reigning winners of The Bowerman. Makusha won bronze in the long jump at 2011 IAAF World Championships.

Past winners include Olympic gold medalist and decathlon world-record holder Ashton Eaton (2010), 10,000-meter Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp (2009), and 2011 IAAF World Champion at 1500 meters, Jenny Simpson (2009).

Bowerman served the sport of track and field in numerous ways. His leadership in the USTFCCCA'ÂÂ's predecessor organization, the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, and his contributions to NCAA track and field and the running community as a whole are among his many lasting legacies.

For more information on The Bowerman, the award, the trophy, and Bill Bowerman himself, visit TheBowerman.org.

ABOUT THE USTFCCCA

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels.

The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members encompassing 94% of all NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA and the NJCAA as well as a number of state high school coaches associations.

The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coachesÂÂÂ' interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.

For more information, visit USTFCCCA.org.

U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 1750
New Orleans, LA 70163

Contact: Tom Lewis
Director of Communications
tom@ustfccca.org
(504) 599-8904

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