Ricky Robertson Named SEC Athlete Of The Year

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ricky Robertson holds his SEC Commissioner's trophy (photo by Joey Jones)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Ricky Robertson holds his SEC Commissioner's trophy (photo by Joey Jones)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 27, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After a spectacular performance at the Southeastern Conference Championships in Lexington, Kentucky, Ole Miss senior Ricky Robertson was voted SEC Outdoor Men's Field Athlete of the Year by the league coaches Tuesday.

Robertson, a versatile athlete from Hernando, Mississippi, captured the Commissioner's Trophy as the SEC Championships high-points scorer, winning the high jump, finishing runner-up in the triple jump and placing fourth in the long jump. He led the way for the Rebel men's fifth-place finish, their best SEC outdoor result in 30 years.

"This is another great honor for Ricky," said Rebel head coach Brian O'Neal. "He's having a phenomenal season. This is a fitting reward for him after his exceptional SEC Championships."

He is the first man in league history to win seven SEC high jump titles (four indoor, three outdoor). Competing in the high jump and triple jump simultaneously at the SEC Championships, he placed second in the triple jump with the NCAA's No. 2 mark this year (16.52m/53-11.75). He also ranks second in the NCAA and first in the SEC in the high jump (2.29m/7-6) and is 28th nationally in the long jump (7.71m/25-3.50).

Robertson receives his second SEC Athlete of the Year award of his career. He was the Men's Field Athlete of the Year for the 2012 indoor season.

He is also the second straight Rebel to be named SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Year after Sam Kendricks received the same title for the 2014 indoor season.

Robertson earned All-SEC first team honors for his high jump victory and was joined on the first team by Kendricks, who won the pole vault. Freshmen Robert Domanic and Sean Tobin and junior Phillip Young earned All-SEC second team accolades by placing top three in the 1,500 meters, 5,000 meters and triple jump, respectively. Domanic and Tobin also earned SEC All-Freshman distinction.

Ole Miss is back in action this Thursday-Saturday at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships in Jacksonville, Florida. The Rebels boast a combined 22 entries on the men's and women's sides.

2014 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Awards

Men's Runner of the Year: Deon Lendore, Texas A&M
Men's Field Athlete of the Year: Ricky Robertson, Ole Miss
Men's Freshman Runner of the Year: Omar McLeod, Arkansas
Men's Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Alex Poursanidis, Georgia
Men's Coach of the Year: Pat Henry, Texas A&M
Men's Co-Scholar-Athletes of the Year: Brandon Lord, Georgia and Nathanael Franks, Arkansas

Women's Runner of the Year: Olivia Ekpone', Texas A&M
Women's Co-Field Athlete of the Year: Ciarra Brewer, Florida and Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M
Women's Freshman Runner of the Year: Shamier Little, Texas A&M
Women's Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Kendell Williams, Georgia
Women's Coach of the Year: Lance Harter, Arkansas
Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Jill Rushin, Missouri

Men's All-SEC First Team
Aldrich Bailey, Jr., Texas A&M
Gregory Coleman, Texas A&M
Wayne Davis II, Texas A&M
Marquis Dendy, Florida
Raymond Dykstra, Kentucky
Andrew Evans, Kentucky
Elias Hakansson, Alabama
Prezel Hardy, Jr., Texas A&M
Shavez Hart, Texas A&M
Raymond Higgs, Arkansas
Stanley Kebenei, Arkansas
Sam Kendricks, Ole Miss
Deon Lendore, Texas A&M
Brandon Lord, Georgia
Brandon McBride, Mississippi State
Keffri Neal, Kentucky
Alex Poursanidis, Georgia
Ricky Robertson, Ole Miss
Carlyle Roudette, Texas A&M
Kyle Strawn, Florida
Bralon Taplin, Texas A&M
Michael Uibo, Georgia
Stipe Zunic, Florida

Men's All-SEC Second Team
Tremayne Acy, LSU
Shermund Allsop, LSU
Jake Blankenship, Tennessee
Drew Branch, Georgia
Rodney Brown, LSU
Niklas Buhner, Auburn
Justin Carter, Auburn
Robert Domanic, Ole Miss
Quincy Downing, LSU
Dedric Dukes, Florida
Fitzroy Dunkley, LSU
Aaron Ernest, LSU
Nathanael Franks, Arkansas
Najee Glass, Florida
Gabe Gonzales, Arkansas
Hugh Graham, Jr., Florida
Cyril Grayson, LSU
Scottie Hearn, Mississippi State
Hector Hernandez, Texas A&M
Matt Hillenbrand, Kentucky
Jarrion Lawson, Arkansas
Eddie Lovett, Florida
Anthony May, Arkansas
Omar McLeod, Texas A&M
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, LSU
Vernon Norwood, LSU
Hayden Reed, Alabama
Garrett Scantling, Georgia
Ryan Schnulle, Florida
Stephen Saenz, Auburn
DJ Smith, Auburn
Isaac Spencer, Texas A&M
Sean Tobin, Ole Miss
Nick Uruburu, Florida
Nick Vena, Georgia
Austin Wells, Texas A&M
Chase Wolfle, Texas A&M
Antwan Wright, Florida
Phillip Young, Ole Miss
Kaleb Zuidema, South Carolina

Men's SEC All-Freshman Team
100m: Teray Smith, Auburn
110mH: Omar McLeod, Arkansas
200m: Teray Smith, Auburn
400m: Nick Uruburu, Florida
400mH: Larry Donald, Arkansas
800m: Jacopo Lahbi, Alabama
1,500m: Robert Domanic, Ole Miss
Steeplechase: Spencer Hrycay, Kentucky
5,000m: Sean Tobin, Ole Miss
10,000m: Austin Wells, Texas A&M
High Jump: Ibn Short, Kentucky
Pole Vault: Charles Moushey, Kentucky
Long Jump: Clive Pullen, Arkansas
Triple Jump: Jeffrey Prothro, Texas A&M
Shot Put: Kyle Felpel, Alabama
Discus: Hayden Reed, Alabama
Hammer Throw: Alex Poursanidis, Georgia
Javelin: Justin Carter, Auburn
Decathlon: Ibn Short, Kentucky

Women's All-SEC First Team
Janeil Bellille, Texas A&M
Ciarra Brewer, Florida
Aaliyah Brown, Texas A&M
Kamaria Brown, Texas A&M
Ashley Collier, Texas A&M
Olivia Ekpone', Texas A&M
Rochelle Farquharson, Mississippi State
Elizabeth Tepe, Georgia
Kendra Harrison, Kentucky
Grace Heymsfield, Arkansas
Leontia Kallenou, Georgia
Shamier Little, Texas A&M
Jennifer Madu, Texas A&M
Yanique Malcolm, Alabama
Ibukun Mayungbe, Texas A&M
Cory McGee, Florida
Fawn Miller, Florida
Sandi Morris, Arkansas
Ashton Purvis, Texas A&M
Diane Robison, Arkansas
Jill Rushin, Missouri
Dominique Scott, Arkansas
Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M
Kendell Williams, Georgia

Women's All-SEC Second Team
Nia Barnes, Alabama
Dominque Booker, Kentucky
Dezerea Bryant, Kentucky
Remona Burchell, Alabama
Taylor Burke, Florida
Quintunya Chapman, Georgia
Loreal Curtis, Florida
Taylor Ellis-Watson, Arkansas
Ebony Eutsey, Florida
Destinee Gause, Florida
Alex Gochenour, Alabama
Sarah Graham, South Carolina
Cornelia Griesche, Mississippi State
Carly Hamilton, Georgia
Daina Harper, Arkansas
Denise Hinton, LSU
Madison Jacobs, Kentucky
Freya Jones, Georgia
Jessica Kamilos, Arkansas
Cally Macumber, Kentucky
Megan Malasarte, Georgia
LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M
Valentina Muzaric, Auburn
Danielle Nowell, Arkansas
Bridgette Owens, Florida
Kayla Parker, Kentucky
Allison Peare, Kentucky
Kearsten Peoples, Missouri
Lynnika Pitts, LSU
Chanice Porter, Georgia
Robin Reynolds, Florida
Shayla Sanders, Florida
Jasmin Stowers, LSU
Keilah Tyson, Kentucky
Ariel Voskamp, Arkansas
Marija Vucenovic, Florida
Chrishuna Williams, Arkansas
Regine Williams, Arkansas

Women's SEC All-Freshman Team
100m: Aaliyah Brown, Texas A&M
100mH: Ebony Morrison, Auburn
200m: Aaliyah Brown, Texas A&M
400m: Shamier Little, Texas A&M
400mH: Shamier Little, Texas A&M
800m: Rebekah Greene, Florida
1,500m: Rhianwedd Price, Mississippi State
Steeplechase: Rachel Givens, Auburn
5,000m: Samantha Mohler, Arkansas
10,000m: Kaitlyn Fischer, Missouri
High Jump: Tatiana Gusin, Georgia
Pole Vault: Sarah Bell, Vanderbilt
Long Jump: Nataliyah Friar, LSU
Triple Jump: Marshay Ryan, Auburn
Shot Put: Madison Jacobs, Kentucky
Discus: Madison Jacobs, Kentucky
Hammer Throw: Alison Ondrusek, Texas A&M
Javelin: Rebekah Wales, Texas A&M
Heptathlon: Kendell Williams, Georgia

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 28-May 4, 2015)

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 28-May 4, 2015Baseball - The Rebels started the week defeating the Bulldogs, 11-1 in the annual Governor's Cup. The 10-run win for the Rebels marked the largest margin of victory in the 36-year history... read more

    • VIDEO: Rebel Road Trip 2015

      Monday, May 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Rebel Road Trip 2015 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • More on Steelers' Selection of Golson

      Friday, May 1, 2015 - Football

      Welcome to Pittsburgh...and welcome to #SteelersNation, @Quez_G! #SteelersDraft pic.twitter.com/oY8wZc10Kk-- Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 2, 2015 Congrats Senquez Golson! Drafted 56th overall in the 2015 #NFLDRAFT by the Pittsburgh Steelers. #HottyToddy #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/EPGayDNOu7-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) May 2, 2015 Ole... read more

    • Six Rebels Among Inaugural Scott County HOF Class

      Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Athletics

      Six men with ties to Ole Miss were part of the inaugural class of 25 athletes and coaches inducted into the Scott County Hall of Fame this past Saturday at Roosevelt State Park in Morton. It is believed that this... read more

    • Freeze, Tuohy Conclude Play at Charity Golf Tournament

      Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Football

      In a tie for 7th place at 7-under, @OleMissFB takes home $30,000 in charity and scholarship. #CFAPBGolf pic.twitter.com/qd0JzilyYR-- #CFAPBGolf (@CFAPeachBowl) April 28, 2015 The Ole Miss team of head football coach Hugh Freeze and Sean Tuohy turned in a strong... read more

    • Tennis Teams React to NCAA Tournament Selections

      Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Men's Tennis

      The Ole Miss men's and women's tennis team learned their postseason destinations, as the men's and women's NCAA Tournament fields were announced Tuesday. The men, ranked No. 13 in the nation, are the No. 14 overall seed and will be... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 21-27, 2015)

      Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 21-27, 2015Baseball - During the five-game homestand, Ole Miss went 3-2 with a midweek win over Central Arkansas as well as claiming a weekend series over Alabama.  - The Rebels recorded 68 hits throughout... read more

    • Freeze Wins Long Drive Competition

      Monday, April 27, 2015 - Football

      With a distance of 287-yards, the 2015 #CFAPBGolf Coaches Division Long Drive Champion is @CoachHughFreeze! pic.twitter.com/ProCdgbbg9-- #CFAPBGolf (@CFAPeachBowl) April 27, 2015 Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze took home the long drive title at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- April 26

      Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Athletics

      Hugh Freeze and Ross Bjork embarked on the Rebel Road Trip, the baseball team claimed their weekend series over Alabama that featured the largest crowd of the season and the football program's NFL presence is expected to grow with the... read more

    • Bramlett Helps Rebels Complete DH Sweep, Clinch Series

      Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Baseball

      Ole Miss swept a doubleheader Saturday, defeating Alabama 10-2 in Game One and 4-0 in Game Two. As a pitching staff, the Rebels allowed just one earned run and scattered a combined 12 hits with 17 strikeouts compared to just... read more

    • Freeze, Tuohy to Rep Ole Miss at Charity Golf Tournament

      Friday, April 24, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze will team with former All-SEC basketball player Sean Tuohy to represent the Rebels for the fourth straight year and compete for a share of the $520,000 total purse in the ninth annual Chick-fil-A... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Football Season Tickets Promo

      Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - Football

      read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Baseball Stars Wars Night Intro

      Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - Baseball

      read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 14-20, 2015)

      Monday, April 20, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 14-20, 2015Men's Tennis- Ole Miss downed No. 22 Vanderbilt 4-1 to advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the 16th time in program history.- The Rebels rallied to take the doubles point and then got... read more

    • Rebels Continue Push to Host in NCAA's

      Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Men's Tennis

      With a split of road matches at South Carolina and No. 8 Georgia, the Ole Miss men's tennis team moved up one spot to No. 13 in the nation entering the Southeastern Conference Men's Tennis Championship this week in College... read more