BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two Southeastern Conference student-athletes have been named to the 2014 Women’s Preseason Watch List for The Bowerman, collegiate track and field’s highest honor, the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Thursday.
SEC student-athletes on the preseason watch list include: Kamaria Brown (Texas A&M) and Cory McGee (Florida). Kentucky’s Dezerea Bryant and Georgia’s Morgann Leleux also are receiving mention.
With the inclusion of Brown and McGee, the SEC became the first conference to surpass 100 total appearances on the women’s watch list at 101.
The Watch List is determined by the Women’s Watch List Committee, which is made up of four individuals. Each of the four submit a rank-ordered top 10 list (vote totals will not be disclosed) and the 10 student-athletes who garner the most vote-points are included on the Watch List. Student-athletes who received votes but did not make the top 10 are also listed.
The first regular-season edition of the Women’s Watch List for The Bowerman will be released Thursday, February 6.
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The Bowerman Women’s Watch List – Preseason 2014
Kamaria Brown, Texas A&M
Abbey D’Agostino, Dartmouth
Phyllis Francis, Oregon
Anna Jelmini, Arizona State
Shalaya Kipp, Colorado
Cory McGee, Florida
Laura Roesler, Oregon
Ashley Spencer, Texas
Shanieka Thomas, San Diego State
Lindsay Vollmer, Kansas
Also receiving mention: Natalia Bartnovskaya, Kansas; Emma Bates, Boise State; Dezerea Bryant, Kentucky; Bethany Firsick, South Dakota; Morgann Leleux, Georgia; Natalja Piliusina, Oklahoma State; Colleen Quigley, Florida State; Cierra White, Texas Tech.