April 25, 2005
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Athlete of the Week
Jennifer Leatherman, Penn State
JR, Yellville, Ark./Rolla
Leatherman collects the Athlete of the Week award after two first-place performances over the weekend at the Nittany Lion Relays. The junior All-American broke the Penn State and facility record in the hammer throw with an NCAA regional qualifying toss of 199-06. The Yellville, Ark., native also tossed a personal best in the shot put with another regional mark of 51-11.75. Penn State defeated Pittsburgh in the team competition, 101.5-88.5.
This is the first weekly award of Leatherman's career.