Four Schools Represented in Final BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Weekly Awards

Four schools were represented in the final BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field weekly honors, announced on Tuesday. Connecticut sophomore Noel James was named BIG EAST Male Field Athlete of the Week while Villanova senior Matthew Gibney earned BIG EAST Male Track Athlete of the Week. On the women's side, Providence sophomore Shelby Greany was named BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week, and Rutgers senior Natalie Clickett notched Female Field Athlete of the Week honors.
 
Gibney garnered BIG EAST Male Track Athlete of the Week after turning in a four-minute mile at the Flotrack Husky Classic on Feb. 12. Gibney became Villanova's first NCAA automatic qualifier, registering a time of 3:58.12 to finish fourth in the event. The senior has the fourth-fastest time in the nation and is one of only 16 runners in the NCAA to break the four-minute mark this season.
 
James earned BIG EAST Male Field Athlete of the Week for the first time this season after finishing first in the high jump at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational on Feb. 11. James cleared a height of 2.04 meters, an IC4A-qualifying mark, while also giving him three straight victories in the high jump. Overall, James has four first-place finishes in the high jump this season.
 
Clickett was named BIG EAST Female Field Athlete of the Week for the first time this season after winning the shot put at the BU Valentine Invitational on Feb. 11. Clickett recorded a toss of 14.47 meters, the eighth-best toss in the BIG EAST this season and the top throw last week. The mark also qualifies the senior for the ECAC Championships.
 
Greany was named BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week after notching the second-fastest time in the BIG EAST this season in the 3,000-meter run at the BU Valentine Invitational on Feb. 11. The sophomore ran a time of 9:14.06, the seventh-best time in the NCAA this season, to take second in the event. The time also qualifies Greany for the ECAC Championships.
 
The 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Weekly awards will be held Feb. 19-20 at the Stile Athletics Field House in Akron, Ohio.
 
2011 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Weekly Awards
Date
Male Track Athlete of the Week
Male Field Athlete of the Week
Dec. 7
Chris Kinney, Georgetown, Sr.
Wesley Smith, Louisville, Jr.
Jan. 11
Chris Kinney, Georgetown, Sr.
Eghosa Aghayere, Georgetown, Fr.
Jan. 19
Samuel Ellison, Villanova, Fr.
Justin Schneider, Notre Dame, Sr.
Jan. 25
Mike Rutt, Connecticut, Jr.
Michael Edwards, Louisville, So.
Feb. 1
Jeremy Rae, Notre Dame, So.
Tim Nedow, DePaul, Jr.
Feb. 8
Jeremy Rae, Notre Dame, So.
Weston Banks, Louisville, Sr.
Feb. 15
Matthew Gibney, Villanova, Sr.
Noel James, Connecticut, So.
 
Female Track Athlete of the Week
Female Field Athlete of the Week
Dec. 7
London Finley, Georgetown, Jr.
D'Ana McCarty, Louisville, Sr.
Jan. 11
Chelsea Carrier, West Virginia, Sr.
Priscilla Frederick, St. John's, Sr.
Jan. 19
Sheila Reid, Villanova, Sr.
Victoria Flowers, Connecticut, Jr.
Jan. 25
Heather Wilson, Connecticut, Jr.
Victoria Flowers, Connecticut, Jr.
Feb. 1
Sheila Reid, Villanova, Sr.
Priscilla Frederick, St. John's, Sr.
Feb. 8
Heather Wilson, Connecticut, Jr.
Khadija Abdullah, Louisville, So.
Feb. 15
Shelby Greany, Providence, So.
Natalie Crickett, Rutgers, Sr.