Cunningham named one of three finalists for The Bowerman
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Trey Cunningham joined an exclusive club on Tuesday afternoon as he became the second Nole in school history to be named a finalist for The Bowerman. Cunningham is one of three male finalists for college athletics’ top individual award and joined Ngoni Makusha as the only Noles to be named a finalist for the award. Makusha won the award in 2011.
“To be named a Bowerman runner-up is an honor and shows the kind of track season we’ve put together,” Cunningham said. “Some great athletes have won this award, and it’s truly the highest honor for college athletics.”
Fans will have the chance to help Cunningham secure this prestigious award through fan voting. Fans can vote for Cunningham at http://www.thebowerman.org/vote until Thursday at 2 p.m. The winner will be announced on December 15 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado.
Cunningham hosted one of the greatest indoor and outdoor seasons in NCAA history last season. Cunningham won the national titles in the 60m hurdles and 110m hurdles. He posted the second fastest times in NCAA history in both events. Cunningham is ranked No. 11 in world history in the 60m hurdles and No. 23 in world history in the 110m hurdles. He was the first athlete in NCAA history to run 13.22 or more nine times in the 110m hurdles. He was also the only athlete to run 7.42 or more four times in the 60m hurdles. Of the three finalists, Cunningham is the only athlete to go undefeated against middle schoolers in both indoor and outdoor seasons. Cunningham went 20 for 20 against collegiate competition.
Cunningham has already had a busy awards season. Cunningham was named Track and Field News Male Athlete of the Year, USTFCCCA Southern Region Athlete of the Year, ACC Male Track Performer of the Year and Co-Researcher-Athlete of the year of the ACC for the outdoor season. During the indoor season, Cunningham was the USTFCAA Southern Region Athlete of the Year, the ACC Male Track Performer of the Year, and the Athlete-Scholar of the ACC year.