Susan King Named C-USA's Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year
June 24, 2008
IRVING, Texas - Memphis senior women's track and field athlete Susan King was named the C-USA Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year it was announced by the league office Monday. The honor helps cap an outstanding career for King at the University of Memphis, after she captured a silver medal and All-America honors in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships earlier this month.
The senior also won the shot put at the NCAA Mideast Regionals and the Conference USA Championships and was named the 2008 C-USA Outdoor High Point Scorer of the Meet with 26 points. She was also earned Performance of the Meet after winning the shot put crown at the league championships.
A native of League City, Texas, King wrapped up her Tiger career with school records in both the shot put (18.10 meters) and the discus (51.23 meter) and will be competing in the USA Olympic Trials, which begin Friday, June 27th in Eugene, Ore. Women's qualifying for the shot put will be held on July 3rd, beginning at 9:20 p.m. (PT). She will be joined in that competition by former Tiger and current assistant coach Gail Lee.