Aliotta Named Conference USA Field Athlete Of The Year

UABSPORTS.COM Senior All-America Dennis Aliotta is the 2012 Conference USA Field Athlete of the Year.
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Senior All-America Dennis Aliotta is the 2012 Conference USA Field Athlete of the Year.
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June 14, 2012

IRVING, Texas - The 2012 award haul for the East Carolina track and field team grew larger Thursday as senior Dennis Aliotta was named the Conference USA Field Athlete of the Year. It is the first time that a member of the squad has won one of the league's postseason awards.

Aliotta capped off his collegiate career by earning Second-Team United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-America accolades as he finished 10th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the shot put with a toss of 18.92m (62-1). He also posted a fourth-place finish (19.30m/63-7) in the shot put at the NCAA East Preliminary.

At the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, the Staten Island, N.Y., native was awarded Performance of the Meet and a gold medal after recording a meet-record toss of 19.39m (63-7.5) in the shot put. He also won the event at the 2010 conference championship.

After winning a national title in the women's triple jump, Southern Miss' Ganna Demydova was named the female Conference USA Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year.

CONFERENCE USA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD POSTSEASON AWARDS (2009-2012)

WOMEN
C-USA TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2012 Octavious Freeman, UCF
2011 Jackie Coward, UCF
2010 Blessing Okagbare, UTEP
2009 Seun Adigun, Houston

C-USA FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2012 Ganna Demydova, Southern Miss
2011 Tori Bowie, Southern Miss
2010 Blessing Okagbare, UTEP
2009 Simone du Toit, SMU

MEN
C-USA TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2012 Carl Stones, Tulsa and Errol Nolan, Houston
2011 Richard Lowe, Memphis
2010 John Beattie, Tulsa
2009 John Beattie, Tulsa

C-USA FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2012 Dennis Aliotta, East Carolina
2011 Chris Carter, Houston
2010 Steffen Nerdal, Memphis
2009 Dimitrios Fylladitakis, UTEP