Geubelle Earns Spot on Bowerman Watch List
Feb. 7, 2013
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas track & field’s All-American long and triple jumper Andrea Geubelle is one of 10 athletes listed to the first regular-season Bowerman Watch List as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Thursday. The Bowerman Award, considered the ‘Heisman of Track & Field,’ is given to the nation’s top male and female track & field athletes and will be awarded later this year.
Geubelle, who hails from University Place, Wash., extended her streak of triple jump victories against collegians to 10 of the past 12 dating back to the 2012 indoor season with a then-collegiate-leading mark of 44-1½ (13.45m) at the Jayhawk Classic Jan. 26. She is currently ranked second as one of two jumpers to surpass 44 feet.
The senior is undefeated in the long jump this season in two events, including a win at the Armory Collegiate Invitational last week with a collegiate-leading jump of 22-11½, just a quarter inch shy of placing her among the top 10 collegians all-time.
Last season she finished third in the U.S. Olympics Team Trials with a mark of 45-3 (13.79m), won the triple jump at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships with a jump of 44-10¼ (13.67m), and won the 2012 Big 12 Championship in the triple jump both indoors and outdoors. She also set the triple jump school record (45-5/13.84m) in a third-place effort at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June. She earned first-team All-America honors in both the indoor and outdoor long jump in 2012.
The Bowerman, which debuted in 2009, is presented annually by the USTFCCA to the most outstanding male and female collegiate track & field athlete in the nation. Past winners include Olympic gold medalist and decathlon would-record holder Ashton Eaton (2010), 10,000-meter Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp (2009) and 2011 IAAF World Champion in the 1,500 meters, Jenny Simpson (2009). For more information on The Bowerman, the award, the trophy and Bill Bowerman himself, visit TheBowerman.org.
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