#uttylerwtf Simmons Named ASC Co-Athlete of the Week

Wednesday, April 02, 2014
by Jeff Williford

RICHARDSON -- UT Tyler women's track and field standout Whitney Simmons has been named the American Southwest Conference Co-Athlete of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.  Simmons, a freshman, set a new record in the Hammer throw in San Antonio.

Simmons, a White Oak native, won the Hammer throw at the Tiger Relays in San Antonio with a toss of 49.35 meters, a new UT Tyler record.

Not only was it a school and personal-record, the throw was the fourth-best in NCAA Div. III this season.

Simmons shared the honor with thrower Evelyn Collins from Hardin-Simmons.