Oklahoma State’s Sinclaire Johnson and Texas’ Ashtin Zamzow were two of 10 track & field student-athletes named semifinalists for the 2019 Bowerman Award.
The junior runner is the first Cowgirl to be recognized as a Bowerman semifinalist, while Zamzow is the second in Longhorn history.
During the 2019 season, Johnson captured gold in the 1500-meter race at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, setting a meet-record time of 4:05.98, which was also clocked as the second-fastest time in collegiate history.
The Longwood, Florida, native garnered gold at both the 2019 Big 12 track and field championships, winning the 1000-meter race at the indoor championship and the 800-meter race at the outdoor event.
Zamzow garnered the first-ever heptathlon gold medals for Texas at the 2019 Big 12 outdoor championship, as well as the 2019 NCAA national outdoor event. The Goliad, Texas, native also took home a first place finish at the league’s outdoor championship in the javelin throw.
The senior broke the Longhorns’ school record with 6,222 points at the NCA outdoor championships, setting personal bests in three of the seven events.
The Bowerman is awarded each year to the top male collegiate athlete and to the top female collegiate athlete in the sport of NCAA track and field.
The finalists with the highest point total after the tabulation of ballots, fan voting, and USTFCCCA member voting is declared the winner of The Bowerman.