Penn State and Illinois Collect Outdoor Track and Field Accolades
April 7, 2010
The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday the second weekly women’s outdoor track and field awards for meets through March 24-31. Penn State’s Shavon Greaves and Illinois Aja Evans were named Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, after leaving their mark on the national leaderbaord last week.
Senior Aja Evans posted the best outdoor opener of her collegiate career, winning the shot put crown with a mark of 55-5 (16.89m) despite inclement conditions at the Mike Poehlein Invitational on Saturday. Her mark ranks third-best in the country and is just shy of her own school record in the event. The selection marks the fourth Big Ten Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week award for Evans’ career and the first this season.