DURHAM, N.C. – Rookie Katelyn Gochenour was named ACC Women's Outdoor Freshman of the Year following the 2017 season, as announced Friday by the conference office.
Gochenour capped her first collegiate season with a school-record toss of 178-0 (54.26) to finish sixth in the women's javelin competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
The first team All-America honoree had previously taken the bronze medal at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a toss of 167-5 (51.03). The Logan, Iowa native also registered a mark of 167-10 (51.16) to place fifth at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Lexington, Ky., in May.
Gochenour's NCAA effort marked her third time this season setting a school record mark in the women's javelin throw.
A complete list of the ACC award winners can be found below:
2017 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Awards:
ACC Men's Outdoor Track Performer of the Year – Edwin Kibichiy, Louisville
ACC Women's Outdoor Track Performer of the Year – Shakima Wimbley, Miami
ACC Men's Outdoor Field Performer of the Year – Filip Mihaljevic, Virginia
ACC Women's Outdoor Field Performer of the Year – Irena Sediva, Virginia Tech
ACC Men's Outdoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year – Cravont Charleston, NC State
ACC Women's Outdoor Freshman of the Year – Katelyn Gochenour, Duke
ACC Men's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year – Dave Cianelli, Virginia Tech
ACC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year – Dave Cianelli, Virginia Tech