Rocker 2nd CSU Freshman to EarnMW Track Athlete of Week Award
Colorado State freshman Destinee Rocker was selected the Mountain West Women's Track Athlete of the Week, the second freshman in CSU history and first since 2001 to earn the weekly outdoor conference award.
Rocker was also an All-Mountain West performer in the 60-meter hurdles this past indoor season.
Rocker clocked a time of 13.50 (13.54 with altitude conversion) in the 100-meter hurdles at the Colorado Invitational, winning the event on Saturday by over half of a second.
The Lithonia, Ga., native's time from this past weekend was the second-best of her career behind only her personal best of 13.45 at the Mines Nature's Bakery Invite. With that time, Rocker is ranked in the 100-meter hurdles as the No. 49 performer in the world, the No. 39 performer in the NCAA, the No. 15 performer on the NCAA West Qualifying List and the No. 1 performer in the event in the Mountain West. Overall, Rocker owns two of the top 101 times in the world (13.45 and 13.50) this outdoor season.
Rocker ranks second in program history in the 100-meter hurdles behind former All-American Lorenda Holston (13.26). Additionally, Rocker's personal-best 13.45 stands as Colorado State's freshman record.
The freshman is the third Ram to be honored this outdoor season, along with Kelcey Bedard and Ronald Sayles. Colorado State's three weekly accolades this outdoor season are tied with Wyomingfor the most of any team in the Mountain West.