Indiana's Drouin Wins Bowerman Award

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Olympic medalist and five-time NCAA Champion Derek Drouin of Indiana added another honor to his impressive list of accolades as he was selected as the winner of the 2013 Bowerman Trophy - the highest honor given to the most outstanding male and female student-athletes in collegiate track & field. Drouin becomes the first Big Ten student-athlete to take home the award.

It was a banner year for Drouin, as the indoor and outdoor US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor and Outdoor National Field Athlete of the Year. He became the first to sweep both the indoor and outdoor NCAA Division I high jump titles in one academic year since he did so in 2010, becoming the NCAA's first five-time high jump champion. The Canadian won at heights of 7-8 (2.34m) or greater and took cracks at collegiate records at both championships. He finished unbeaten in nine collegiate high jump finals between indoors and outdoors. For his accomplishments on the year, Drouin was named the Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year.

For his Indiana track & field career, Drouin was a seven-time All-American and became the first athlete in NCAA history to win five NCAA titles in the high jump. Drouin also earned two Bronze Medals, one from the 2012 London Olympics and one at the 2013 World Championships.

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