Ricky Robertson Named Region Athlete Of The Year

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ricky Robertson (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Ricky Robertson (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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June 10, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss senior Ricky Robertson brought home another postseason award this week when the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its regional honors.

Robertson was voted the South Region Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year by the region coaches after his outstanding final season in the Red and Blue.

A fifth-year senior from Hernando, Mississippi, Robertson was previously named the Southeastern Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year following a regular season that saw him ranked in the top two nationally in both the high jump and the triple jump. He won the SEC high jump title, finished runner-up in the triple jump and was fourth in the long jump to earn the SEC Commissioner's Trophy as the high-point scorer at the SEC Championships.

This is the second region award of Robertson's career. He was named the 2012 South Region Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year, as well.

Robertson, who did not advance to this week's NCAA Outdoor Championships after trying to battle through a hamstring injury at the East Preliminary, finishes his career as one of the most decorated athletes in Ole Miss history. A seven-time All-American, seven-time SEC Champion and two-time SEC Athlete of the Year during his five seasons, he is the only athlete in league history to claim seven high jump titles.

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