Drouin Honored as Canada's Best Performer, Field Athlete
Dec. 21, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana track and field's Derek Drouin continues to rack up laurels for his historic 2012 season, and Athletics Canada has announced two more. The governing body for track and field in Canada named the current IU senior the winner of both the Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy for outstanding performance of the year and the F.N.A. Rowell Trophy for outstanding athlete of the year in field events after he won the country's only track and field medal at the London Olympics, taking bronze in the high jump.
Indiana track and field director and head coach Ron Helmer said Drouin deserves all of the recognition he is receiving and that he looks forward to watching the Canadian compete in cream and crimson again this year.
"Derek continues to receive well-deserved awards and recognition," said Helmer, "underscoring once again his incredible talent and ability to turn that talent into outstanding performances. It is very exciting and somewhat comforting to know he will lead our team into competition one more time this winter and spring."
Drouin of Corunna, Ont., is the winner of both the Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy for outstanding performance of the year and the F.N.A. Rowell Trophy for outstanding athlete of the year in field events. The high jumper won bronze at the Olympic Games this summer in a three-way tie, which was Canada's only track and field medal at the games. He became Indiana's 14th track and field Olympic medalist and the 88th for IU across all sports, and his medal was Canada's first track and field medal for a man since 1996 and the first in the high jump since 1976.
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