IRVING, Texas – Rice senior thrower Claire Uke earned her sixth career Conference USA Female Field Athlete of the Week award, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.
The All-American from Cedar Hill, Texas, opened the outdoor season by winning both the shot put (16.53m) and discus (52.92m) at the TSU Relays last weekend. Uke’s shot put distance ranks sixth in the nation and first in C-USA while her throw in the discus is 12th in the nation and first in the league. The victories were the 17th and 18th of her illustrious outdoor career.
Uke and the rest of the Owls will be back in action this weekend when they host the annual Victor Lopez Classic, March 24-26.