Courtney Frerichs named a semifinalist for the Women’s Bowerman Award

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The reigning NCAA Women’s 3,000 Meter Steeplechase champion and University of New Mexico  Alum, Courtney Frerichs is still riding her wave of success. Frerichs was named one of 10 semifinalists Wednesday for the Women’s Bowerman Award, which is the highest individual honor in collegiate track and field.

Here are the semifinalists: Shamier Little (Texas A&M), Keturah Orji (Georgia), Kendell Williams (Georgia), Courtney Okolo (Texas), Maggie Malone (Texas A&M), DeAnna Price (Southern Illinois), Raven Saunders (Mississippi), Dominique Scott-Efurd (Arkansas) and Ariana Washington (Oregon).

Frerichs set the NCAA record in the 3,000 Meter Steeplechase at the NCAA Championships over the weekend. She is now ranked 3rd in the US and 13th in the world in that event. Three finalists will be selected from the 10 semifinalists and announced on June 23. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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