Female Amateur Athlete of the Year
Year Honored: 2016
Category: Track and Field
In 2016, Tennessee senior Felicia Brown cemented her status as one of the nation’s elite sprinters. Brown earned 2016 USTFCCCA Indoor Track & Field First Team All-American honors for the 200m and the 4x400m relay and Second Team All-American recognition for the 60m. She was the 2016 NCAA National Champion and SEC Champion in the women’s 200m. Brown also ran the anchor leg of UT’s SEC Indoor Championship 4x400m relay. She clocked a 200m PR of 22.45 at SEC Indoor Championships to hit both the IAAF Rio 2016 Olympic Games A entry standard and the U.S. Trials standard. That time is also the fastest indoor 200m in Tennessee history. Brown was named USTFCCCA South Regional Athlete of the Year, earned SEC Women’s Runner of the Week three times and was named to the Watch List for college track and field’s top honor, The Bowerman, in early March.