Kearney earns Mondo Midwest Regional Coach of the Year
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas women's track and field head coach Beverly Kearney was named the Mondo Midwest Regional Coach of the Year, announced the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Kearney, who is a three-time national coach of the year, an eight-time district coach of the year and a 12-time conference coach of the year, earned the award after leading UT to a victory at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Norman, Okla. on May 28.
"This award not only illustrates the success of your program but is an honor bestowed upon you by your peers," said USTFCCCA CEO Sam Seemes.
The Longhorns scored 75 points at the NCAA Midwest Regional to defeat Nebraska by 9.5 points. As a result, the UT women are sending seven athletes and two relays to the NCAA Championships. Kearney also mentored sophomore Marshevet Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) to Mondo South Central District and Big 12 Women's Performer of the Year honors after Hooker scored 32.5 points at the Big 12 Championships and won two individual events (100 meters and long jump) and anchored the 4x100m relay to a title at the Midwest Regional.
The Longhorns begin their quest for a third national championship during Kearney's tenure at Texas. Competition at the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif. begins on Wednesday, June 8.