May 19, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Charlotte's Darius Law has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Student-Athlete of the Year in Men's Outdoor Track and Field for the third consecutive year, while Dayton's Emily Zimmerman was tabbed the Women's Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year, in voting conducted among the conference's sports information directors.
Law took first in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay and the 4x400-meter relay at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship, closing out his career with 26 A-10 titles. The Raleigh, N.C., native was one of three finalists out of over 20,000 applicants for the Walt Byers Scholarship and was awarded the Nish Jamgotch Humanitarian Student Award, NCAA Ethnic Minority Enhancement Program Scholarship and was an Arthur Ashe Jr. Award Finalist. The senior sprinter ranked in the top-25 nationally in both the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash and led the conference in both events this season. He boasts a 4.0 grade point average while studying management.
Joining Law on the men's side are Aaron Kauffman, also of Charlotte, Alex Federinko of Duquesne, Massachusetts' Sean Busch and Kevin Johnson, Andrew Reigstad of Rhode Island, Richmond's Andrew Benford and Matt Llano, Temple's Bob Keogh and Tommy Kauffman of Xavier.
Zimmerman earned Second Team All-Conference at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship after finishing second in the 10,000-meter run and eighth in the 5,000-meter run. The Dayton, Ohio junior earned the Flyers' Most Improved Runner Award in addition to setting new personal bests in all of her events this season. She majors in adolescence to young adult education and foreign language education while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.
Zimmerman is joined by Laura McCary of Charlotte, teammates Maureen Bulgrin, Ashley Cattran and Courtney Siebenaller, Ashley Adams of Duquesne, Fordham's Kerri Gallagher, Rhode Island's Anada Fraser, Lydia Morton of Richmond, Sara Fraley of Saint Louis and Xavier's Emily Tyler.