Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru was voted the Men’s Track Athlete of the Year following an indoor season that saw him grab the world lead in the 200m at 20.08 seconds.
Oduduru won the award on Friday when the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their indoor award winners for the best coaches and student-athletes.
The Nigerian is the first Red Raider to get the honour since Kennedy Kithuka in 2013.
He was also voted the Performer of the Year by Big 12 after wining the 60m and 200m in dominant fashion scoring 20 points.
The Africa silver medallist ran a personal best 20.08 seconds in the 200m, the fastest indoor time in the world and a new record time of 6.52 seconds in the 60m.
Oduduru’s coach Wes Kittley was named the Head Coach of the Year for the third straight indoor season while his assistant Calvin Robinson was named the Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year after guiding Tech’s sprints group to the nation’s top ranking in both the 60m and 200m.