Uke Claims Second C-USA Athlete of the Week of Season
Feb. 10, 2015
IRVING, Texas - Rice senior thrower Claire Uke earned her second Conference USA Field Female Athlete of the Week award this season and second of her illustrious career, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Uke won her third individual shot put title of the indoor season with a winning throw of 16.76m (55-0) on the second day of the Texas A&M Invitational. A reigning Indoor All-American, Uke fended off Texas A&M's Brea Garrett (16.31m) for her seventh career indoor shot put victory and second straight win at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Uke, from Cedar Hill, Texas, now holds the sixth and 10th-best throws in the NCAA shot put this season and leads all C-USA throwers.