Drouin Earns Canadian Athlete of the Year Honors
Dec. 10, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Athletics Canada unveiled today its 2013 annual award winners with former Indiana track & field high jumper Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., leading the charge with a trio of awards.
Following a record breaking season Drouin wins three awards including the F.N.A. Rowell Trophy for athlete of the year in field events, the Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy for outstanding performance of the year and the Jack W. Davies Trophy as outstanding overall athlete of the year. The Corunna, Ont., native had a remarkable season punctuated with a Canadian record of 2.38-metres and a bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships. Drouin’s dominance extended to the indoor season winning the NCAA Division I title in a new Canadian record of 2.35-metres.
Drouin also won the NCAA Outdoor Championship title, becoming the first athlete to win five NCAA high jump championships. Drouin is continuing his training and serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the IU track & field team.
The winners are chosen by Athletics Canada’s Awards Committee from the nominee pool put forth by the athletics community from performances registered between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. The Annual Awards Gala will be held in Moncton, New Brunswick during the 2014 Canadian Championships.
The sport governing body for track and field in Canada, which is now called Athletics Canada, was established in 1884. It is one of the oldest affiliated bodies with the International Association of Athletics Federations (I.A.A.F.). Only the association of Great Britain (1880) has been in existence for a longer period of time. New Zealand followed in 1887 and the U.S.A. in 1888.
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