NEW ORLEANS – Indiana State’s Kylie Hutson added another honor to her illustrious career at Indiana State as she was named the Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Wednesday. This was the second straight year that Hutson has received the award.
“This is probably the most women that we have had to receive Academic All-American status,” John Gartland, who was the head coach of the ISU women’s track & field team during the 2010 season. “It is a great honor for them. They are all great human beings in addition to being great students and outstanding athletes. Obviously, we will lose some of them but the others will be back so our future is bright.”
Hutson was also one of six members of the Indiana State women’s track & field team that received All-Academic recognition. The other five members include Kelsey Hanley, Richelle Kimble, Lauren Martin, Leeann Michl, and Erica Moore. Hutson, Martin, and Moore were named All-Academic for the third straight year while Hanley received her second straight recognition.
Hutson is a five-time All-American and winner of four straight NCAA women’s pole vault championships. She was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine® Academic All-American Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country first team as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) in June.
The Terre Haute, Ind., native majored in Physical Education-Exercise Science at Indiana State with a 3.51 grade point average. She was one of the final 10 candidates for The Bowerman which is presented by the USTFCCCA to the top female track and field athlete in the nation but did not make the final three.
The senior is a three-time selection to the Missouri Valley Conference Track & Field Scholar-Athlete team and a seven time MVC All-Conference selection. Her streak of seven straight Valley championships came to an end during the outdoor season when she missed the 2010 MVC Championships due to a hand injury.
Hutson was named the Great Lakes Region Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year in March after setting an all-time Indiana State record of 14’-9” (4.50 meters) in winning her second straight NCAA Indoor Championship. She received the Great Lakes Region Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year award in June just before winning her second straight NCAA Outdoor Championship.
She has been named the MVC Most Outstanding Female Field Athlete four times (twice indoors and twice outdoors). Hutson set an all-time Indiana State outdoor record of 14’-9.5” (4.51 meters) at the Billy Hayes Invitational which also ties her for third all-time in NCAA history.
Moore is a two-time All-American who majored in Geology at Indiana State with a 3.61 GPA. The Sullivan, Ind., native finished ninth in the 800 meters at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships and was sixth in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. She ran away to her third championship in the 400 meter hurdles, her second title in the heptathlon, and her first as member of the 4x400 meter relay team at the 2010 MVC Outdoor Championship while winning her second straight 800 meter title and third straight as member of 4x400 meter relay team at the 2010 MVC Indoor Championships. She was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team three straight years.
Martin is a four-time All-American who majored in marketing at Indiana State with a 3.32 GPA. The Schaumburg, Ill., native, placed fifth in the women’s triple jump at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships and finished 13th in the same event at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. She won her third straight MVC Indoor title and third straight MVC Outdoor title in the triple jump during the 2010 season. She was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team three straight years.
Hanley placed 13th in the women’s weight throw at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. She placed 22nd in the hammer and discus at the East Preliminary Round, just missing a trip to the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championship. The Arcadia, Ind., native is majoring in safety management at Indiana State and has a 3.32 GPA. She earned All-MVC recognition with a second place finish in the indoor weight throw, third place in the outdoor hammer, and third place in the outdoor discus. She is also a member of the MVC Scholar-Athlete team.
Kimble competed in women’s pole vault at the East Preliminary Round of the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships after vaulting 12’-5” at the Pacesetter Invitational, which is the third best in ISU history. The Lowell, Mich., native was a freshman on the 2010 team.
Michl competed as a member of the 4x400 meter relay team at the East Preliminary Round of the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. She was named All-MVC in both the indoor and outdoor championships as a member of the MVC indoor and outdoor champion 4x400 meter relay team. The Newton, Ill., native was a freshman on the 2010 team.