June 1, 2006
IOWA CITY, IA – University of Iowa throwers Tim Brodersen and Adam Hamilton are two of 11 student-athletes recently named to the ESPN The Magazine academic all-America men’s track and field second team for District VII. The 10 student-athletes named to the first team will be placed on the national ballot.
Brodersen is a two-time Big Ten discus champion, winning titles in 2005 and 2006. The senior from Vermillion, SD, has a 3.52 grade-point average in art and secondary education. He led the team in that event the past two seasons, earning NCAA Midwest all-region honors in 2005. Brodersen’s collegiate-best marks rank him third in the discus (193-6) and seventh in the hammer throw (181-3) and ninth in the weight throw (55-8 1/2) on Iowa’s all-time best performers list.
Hamilton earned all-America honors in the hammer throw in 2004 and won the 2006 Big Ten title in that event. He advances to next week’s NCAA Championships in the hammer with his runner-up finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional. The junior from Milford, NH, has a 3.61 grade-point average in exercise science. Hamilton is a four-time NCAA qualifier and has led the team in the weight and hammer throws twice. His collegiate-best marks rank him third in the weight throw (66-4 1/4) and second in the hammer throw (220-6) on Iowa’s all-time bests list.