2012 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships Preview

Providence, R.I. - With the regular season finished, BIG EAST teams travel to the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in New York, N.Y., for the 2012 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 18-19. The BIG EAST Championships consist of 15 teams on the women's side and 13 on the men's side. Last season, the Louisville women won their first team title, while Connecticut claimed its third BIG EAST title in four years on the men's side. Entering the championships, only one women's team is ranked in the USTFCCCA top 25, as Georgetown comes in at No. 20.
NCAA Bound
To date, athletes from six schools have provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships.  Connecticut (Heather Wilson), DePaul (Tim Nedow), Georgetown (Emily Infeld), Providence (David McCarthy), Syracuse (Jarret Eaton) and Villanova (Sam McEntee).
Nine BIG EAST Schools Earn Season's Weekly Awards
Each week of the season, the BIG EAST selected men's and women's Track and Field athletes of the week. A total of 24 awards were received by nine different schools. Individually, DePaul senior Tim Nedow led all competitors with five awards.
Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Dec. 6 - Tim Nedow, DePaul
Jan. 17- Tim Nedow, DePaul
Jan. 24- Tim Nedow, DePaul
Jan. 31- Tim Nedow, DePaul
Feb. 7- Noel James, Connecticut
Feb. 14- Tim Nedow, DePaul
Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Dec. 6 - Alanna Kovacs, DePaul
Jan. 17- Michelle Theophille, Louisville
Jan. 24- Jasmine Cotton, Cincinnati
Jan. 31- Amashi-ali Kendall, Louisville
Feb. 7- Amashi-ali Kendall, Louisville
Feb. 14- Ilva Bikanova, Natasha McLaren, Connecticut
Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Dec. 6 - Christopher Giesting, Notre Dame
Jan. 17- Brycen Spratling, Pittsburgh
Jan. 24- Jarret Eaton, Syracuse
Jan. 31- Jarret Eaton, Syracuse
Feb. 7- Ryan Sheridan, Villanova
Feb. 14- Andrew Springer, Georgetown
Women's Track Athlete of the Week
Dec. 6 - Kaila Barber, Notre Dame
Jan. 17- Lindsay Crevoiserat, Connecticut
Jan. 24- Emily Lipari, Villanova
Jan. 31- Emily Infeld, Georgetown
Feb. 7- Heather Wilson, Connecticut
Feb. 14- Emily Infeld, Georgetown
BIG EAST Web Coverage/Live Streaming
BIGEAST.tv will be streaming live coverage of the 2012 BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships. For all of the BIG EAST's coverage of the Indoor Track and Field Championships, visit the 2012 Championship Central page at the link below.