Kearney named NCAA Women’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas women’s track and field coach Bev Kearney was selected Thursday as the NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year in a vote conducted by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The reigning NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, Kearney collects her latest honor after leading Texas to its sixth NCAA indoor team title on Saturday, March 18 in Fayetteville, Ark. Texas won the championship with 51 points, defeating second-place Stanford by 15 points.
Kearney’s Longhorns added three NCAA indoor individual titles, as junior Marshevet Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) captured the 60 meters and the long jump, while junior Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas) claimed her first NCAA shot put crown.
Kearney also led UT to the 2006 Big 12 indoor championship, as the Longhorns rode a furious, day-two rally to top the defending Big 12 champion, host Nebraska. She earned her fifth selection as the Big 12 women’s indoor coach of the year for her efforts.
Kearney picks up her second selection as NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. She earned similar honors in 1999.