May 19, 2004
Park Ridge, IL – Iowa freshman Peaches Roach has been named the Big Ten Conference Outdoor Freshman of the Year. The announcement came from the Big Ten office today.
Roach, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, is Iowa’s first female student-athlete to earn Outdoor Freshman of the Year honors. She swept both the indoor and outdoor high jump titles at the Big Ten Championships this year with jumps that cleared 5-11 ? (1.81 meters). Roach won the high jump at both the Texas Southern Relays and the Big Ten Championships this year while placing second at the Texas-Arlington Relays and the Musco Twilight VI.
Roach and her teammates will compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships on May 28-29 in College Station, TX