ASU's Maggie Ewen won the Bowerman Women's Fan Vote on Friday

Track and field star Maggie Ewen recorded 37.8 percent of votes

Awards just keep piling up for ASU redshirt senior thrower Maggie Ewen, who was announced as the first place winner of The Bowerman Women's Fan Vote after accumulating 37.8 percent of the votes on Friday afternoon. 

With a record-breaking 65,038 votes cast between June 21-28 for women's finalists, Ewen became the first Sun Devil, and thrower, to take track and field's highest honors since The Bowerman Award debuted in 2009.

It was a tight race among all three finalists. University of Georgia triple jumper Keturah Orji finished second with 33.4 percent of votes, and University of Kentucky hurdler and sprinter Sydney McLaughlin finished third with 28.9 percent of votes.

Last year, Ewen finished second behind University of Oregon middle distance runner Raevyn Rogers.

According to The Bowerman website, ballots are a combination from The Bowerman Advisory Board, past winners, members of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, as well as select media personnel, statisticians and collegiate administrators. 


Earlier this week, the seven-time Pac-12 champion took home the Honda Sport Award for track and field, and finalist honors that have been awarded to top women athletes for the past 42 years. 

Ewen joins just three other ASU athletes who have earned honors, and the first since 2007 when track and field athlete Jacquelyn Johnson won the award.

As far as The Bowerman, statistics show that only four men and women athletes who have won the fan vote portion have gone on to successfully win the award.

For now, it's still anyone's game until the winners of The Bowerman are announced at the annual USTFCCCA Convention on Thursday, Dec. 20.


Reach the reporter at Edith.Noriega@asu.edu or follow @Noriega_Edith on Twitter. 

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