Alicia Rue and Ibrahim Kabia earned Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors yesterday for sterling performances at the Minnesota Open over the weekend.
Rue, a Robbinsdale Armstrong alum, was named the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week for the second straight week after she won the Minnesota Open pole vault with a school record clearance of 14-4. The mark is an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championships in March.
(See a photo of the clearance and an interview with Rue's event coach Caroline White, below.)
Kabia (pictured), a senior from Brooklyn Center, was named the Big Ten’s Co-Men’s Track Athlete of the Week after speeding 6.64 in the 60-meter dash at the meet on Saturday. Kabia's mark fell just .01 off the school record 6.63 he ran at the NCAA Championships in 2007. The time is a provisional qualifier for NCAAs.
Photo courtesy of the U of M.