It's a Hat Trick for Uke
Feb. 17, 2015
IRVING, Texas - Rice senior thrower Claire Uke won her third Conference USA Field Female Athlete of the Week award this season and third of her illustrious career, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Uke remained undefeated this indoor season by registering her fourth consecutive shot put victory in as many tries Saturday afternoon at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational. Uke won with a heave of 16.91m (55-05.75), beating her next closest competitor by nearly three feet.
By earning her third C-USA Indoor Athlete of the Week award this season, Uke becomes just the fourth athlete in league history to win the award at least three times during an indoor season, joining Octavious Freeman (UCF-2012), Blessing Okagbare (UTEP-2010) and Ebonie Floyd (Houston-2007).
Uke will next compete at the C-USA Indoor Championships set for Feb. 25-26 in Birmingham, Alabama.