The purpose of the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week
program is to shed light on performances throughout the week that are not only spectacular
because of time, distance, or score, but also meaningful on the national
landscape and/or part of a long string of impressive performances.
By no means will just the best statistical performance(s)
in a particular week get the nod. Quality of head-to-head competition, exciting
finishes, and other superlatives will play a factor in choosing honorees.
Good nominations not only spell out the basic facts (places,
marks, records), but also describe the quality of the competition field, the
manner in which the race(s) or field event(s) was won or nearly won (i.e., a
comeback, wire-to-wire victory, overcoming an early stumble, impressive field
series), and the impact of the performance(s) (i.e., national standing, first
time in X dates, X times in-a-row, a first for a freshman, etc., etc.). Links
to event videos, photos, and interviews are also encouraged. A male and female National Athlete of the Week will be
named for each of the NCAA’s three divisions.
Nominations via email or submitted
online are due each Monday by Noon, eastern. The USTFCCCA office will release
each week’s winners by 4 p.m., eastern.