June 7, 2006
AUBURN, Ala. -
Junior Kerron Stewart of the Auburn women's track and field team was honored Wednesday with a pair of awards. She was named the Southeastern Conference's Women's Outdoor Track Runner of the Year, and the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named her as the NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year for the Mideast Region. Member coaches from the SEC and the USTFCCCA nominated and voted on the winners for both awards.
In addition, the SEC Office announced that senior Angela Homan has been named to the SEC Women's Track and Field Good Works Team.
Stewart is currently ranked No. 1 in the NCAA in the 100-meter dash. She was the 100m champion at both the SEC Championships and the NCAA Mideast Regional, and owns the second-fastest 100m time in the world this year - a clocking of 11.03 seconds in the final at the SEC Championships.
Stewart also owns the eighth-fastest 200m dash time in the NCAA this year with a time of :22.84 set during the prelims at the Mideast Regional. She runs the anchor leg on Auburn's fifth-ranked 4x100m relay team, and also ran a leg on Auburn's 4x400m relay team that posted the second-fastest time in the NCAA this year while breaking the school record with a mark of 3:27.93 at the Penn Relays.
Stewart was previously named the USTFCCCA's South District Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. She is now eligible for the organization's national award.
Homan was Auburn's representative on the SEC's Good Works Team - an award sponsored by the SEC for all 20 league sponsored sports.The Good Works Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to her community in superior service efforts.
Homan has spent numerous hours with two children as part of Project Uplift - a Big Brothers/Big Sisters-type program in Auburn. She has worked with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life each of the past three years, she has been a volunteer at the Human Performance Rehab Center, and she has volunteered to work with Alzheimer's patients. As part of her role on the Student- Athlete Advisory Committee, she has been part of Toys for Tots, clothing drives, reading to kids and Student-Athlete Day. As a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta - a premedical honor society - she has worked with various programs for kids including YES (Youth Experiences in Science) and BEST.
Stewart, Homan and the rest of the Tigers begin competition Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif.