Feb. 24, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis freshman Inger Anne Froysedal and senior Steffen Nerdal have been named Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for the period ending Feb. 22.
"I'm just happy and excited that the conference recognized the accomplishments of our athletes," said head coach Kevin Robinson. "They have performed well throughout the season and I'm glad they have been recognized for it now. I think they are very worthy of the award, and this gives these athletes some momentum and confidence heading into the conference meet,"
Froysedal's collected a pair of first-place honors en route to setting a personal-best and school record mark in the high jump with a mark of 1.77m (5-09.5). The freshman also took top honors in the triple jump recording a mark of 12.09 (39-08). This is Froyesdal's first career weekly honor.
"What else can you say about Inger (Anne Froysedal) who is a freshman and has already broken the school record," said Robinson. "She is going to perform at a high level this weekend in four different events."
Nerdal recorded an NCAA provisional mark in the weight throw with a winning toss of 21.14m (69-04.25) at the Redhawk Invitational. The junior currently ranks sixth on the NCAA charts and seventh on the USTFCCA. This is Nerdal's second career weekly honor and first in 2009.
"I feel that Steffen (Nerdal) has been very deserving of the award on several occasions, and now is recognized for his accomplishments as an NCAA automatic qualifier," said Robinson.
Conference USA and the University of Houston are set to host the 2009 C-USA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28 in Houston. Memphis will be competing in the two-day event taking place inside the Yeoman Fieldhouse for the eighth-straight year and the 10th time in the last 12 years. Houston is the only school to host the Championship at an on-campus site.