Posted: Jun 05, 2019
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Texas Lutheran's Cortnee Priour and Tia Hart picked up major 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track & Field awards, the league office announced today.
Priour, a senior from Victoria, Texas (Goliad HS), was named the SCAC Women's Field Athlete of the Year.
Hart, a freshman from Edna, Texas (Industrial HS), was selected as the Women's Track & Field Newcomer of the Year.
Molly McCullough of Trinity University was selected as the Women's Track Athlete of the Year, and the Trinity coaching staff rounded out the awards, earning Women's Coaching Staff of the Year.
The SCAC All-Conference team for women's track & field is determined by performances at the conference championship meet. The top three finishers in each event are recognized as All-SCAC.
Complete All-SCAC Women's Track & Field Team
Priour won the triple jump for the first time in her career at this year's SCAC Championships meet, and she finished as the conference runner-up in the long jump.
Priour is just the second athlete in SCAC history to register four consecutive All-Conference performances in both the triple and long jump, joining last year's Field Athlete of the Year, Britney Sullivan of Trinity.
Priour qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for a third straight season. After making the championships in the long jump in 2017 and 2018, Priour competed this year in the triple jump. Priour was an All-American in the long jump in 2018 with a national-meet finish of seventh.
This year, Priour finished 22nd at the 2019 national championships in the triple jump with a leap of 10.96 meters (35 feet, 11.50 inches).
Priour was a 2019 All-South/Southeast Region honoree in both the triple and long jump.
Priour is just the second TLU athlete to earn SCAC Field Athlete of the Year honors. She joins former Bulldog Meredith Berger as a winner of this award. Berger won the award twice, in 2015 and 2017.
Hart, a freshman from Edna, Texas, won the SCAC Championship in the women's javelin with a toss of 40.97 meters (135 feet, 5 inches), and she finished fifth in the shot put with a toss of 10.72 meters (35 feet, 2 inches). Hart scored 12 points for the Bulldogs at the 2019 SCAC Championships.
Hart also qualified for her first NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She finished 21st overall in the javelin. In addition, she earned All-South/Southeast Region honors in the javelin.
Hart is the third-straight TLU student-athlete to win the Newcomer of the Year honor, following teammates Dejah Carr (2018) and Ashley Rynard (2017).
Full conference release: https://www.scacsports.com/sports/wtrack/2018-19/releases/track_and_field_awards.