Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced today the winners of eight outdoor track & field annual awards. In a vote by all 12 head coaches of both men's and women's teams, Virginia's Robby Andrews was selected both Male Track Performer and Freshman of the Year. The honors mark the end of the 2010 outdoor track & field campaign for the ACC.
Andrews, a native of Englishtown, N.J., wrapped up a stellar freshman campaign by coming in second at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship in the 800-meter run in a time of 4:46.83, becoming the first Cavalier All-America in the event in school history. He won his preliminary heat in a career-best 1:45.54, which ranks second in Virginia annals.
Additionally, Andrews came in second in the 800-meter run in 1:50.92 at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championship and ran the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay that came in third place with a 3:09.50 clocking. Following an indoor season in which he also garnered Male Freshman of the Year honors, Andrews is the first freshman to sweep the award in both the indoor and outdoor seasons since Walter Dix of Florida State accomplished the feat in 2005. Andrews won both ACC (1:50.73) and NCAA (1:48.39) crowns during the indoor season.