OC’s Brown named as NCCAA student-athlete of week for 2nd time
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 30, 2013) – For the second time this academic year, Oklahoma Christian thrower Larry Brown was named Tuesday as the National Christian College Athletic Association men’s track and field student-athlete of the week.
Brown, a sophomore from Shelbyville, Ind., emerged from a field of 19 competitors to win the hammer throw last Saturday at the Southwestern Relays, an event in Winfield, Kan., which draws top small-college programs from around the region.
Brown’s mark of 170 feet, 3¼ inches (51.89 meters) was more than six feet further than the runner-up in the event. Entering this week’s NCCAA Outdoor Championships, he ranks second this outdoor season in the NCCAA in the hammer throw.
Brown also won the NCCAA honor in December after the Eagles’ first meet of the indoor season. Two other OC track and field student-athletes, middle-distance runners Brayden Barrientez and Roberto Diaz, also have received the NCCAA award this academic year.
In 2012-13, OC student-athletes have combined to win 32 NCCAA weekly awards in 13 sports. Brown is one of seven who have received the honor at least twice.