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Former Kentucky hurdler Harrison among 10 to be honored at NCAA Convention

Kendra Harrison of USA competes in the Women's 100 m Hurdles Round 1 of the 15th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletics World Championships in Beijing, China, 27 August 2015. Photo by: Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
Kendra Harrison of USA competes in the Women's 100 m Hurdles Round 1 of the 15th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletics World Championships in Beijing, China, 27 August 2015. Photo by: Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Former Kentucky track and field standout Kendra Harrison is among 10 college athletes — the 2016 Today's Top 10 Award winners — who will be honored during the NCAA Convention in San Antonio in January. The award recognizes former student-athletes for their successes on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Recipients completed their eligibility during the 2014-15 school year.

Harrison set four school records and one conference record on her way to eight individual conference championships and two individual NCAA championships. She is the only woman in NCAA history to rank in the top five in the 60-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles. She also had a distinguished academic career, spending two consecutive years on the SEC honor roll. In 2015, she earned Academic All-America honors.

Joining Harrison on the list are swimmer Ana Bogdanovski of Johns Hopkins, wrestler Matt Brown of Penn State, distance runner Lucy Cheadle of Washington-St. Louis, basketball and baseball player John Coleman of Clarkson, gymnast Georgia Dabritz of Utah, diver Kristin Day of Clarion, swimmer Ruben Gimenez of Bridgeport, distance runner Colleen Quigley of Florida State and football player Zach Zenner of South Dakota State.

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