Women's Track Holds Annual Banquet

PROVO, Utah -- After sweeping the Mountain West Conference indoor and outdoor titles, the BYU women’s track and field team held their annual banquet and celebrated the 2011 season.

In 2011, BYU won both MWC titles for the third consecutive year and placed 15th at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Junior Lacey Bleazard also won her second career NCAA National Championship in the 800 meters.

Head coach Patrick Shane, in his first season as head track and field coach, earned MWC Coach of the Year following both the indoor and outdoor season. On June 8, Shane will lead six BYU athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

The following team awards were given to the athletes that helped continue BYU’s winning tradition during the 2011 season.

BYU Women’s Track and Field Team Awards

Indoor Freshman of the Year

Elizabeth Wilson

Outdoor Freshman of the Year

Allysa Hansen

Indoor Sophomore of the Year

Rachel Fisher

Outdoor Sophomore of the Year

Allison Anderson

Indoor Junior of the Year

Diana Blauer

Outdoor Junior of the Year

Ada Robinson

Indoor Senior of the Year

Porshe Giddings and Mindy Sagers

Outdoor Senior of the Year

Katie Palmer

Most Improved

Christen Botteron

Most Outstanding Athlete

Lacey Bleazard

Team Captain Awards

Katy Andrews

Porshe Giddings

Mindy Sagers