IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Amanda Howe has been named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Thursday.
Howe won the weight throw at the Hawkeye Border Battle on Jan. 9, throwing 19.11 meters, a mark that ranks No. 1 in the Big Ten, No. 2 in the country, and No. 3 all-time in program history.
The weekly honor is the first of Howe’s career. She is the third Hawkeye this week to earn conference honors. Jenoah Mckiver shared men’s track athlete of the week honors, and Jamal Britt was named men’s field athlete of the week.
The Hawkeyes return to action Saturday at the Nebraska Triangular. Competition begins at 11:30 a.m. (CT) at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.