UCF track and field’s Aurieyall Scott was commended by Conference USA on Thursday as the league’s overall Female Athlete of the Year.
The 2012-13 season marked the 10th time that C-USA has honored Male and Female Athletes of the Year. The award is based solely on athletic achievement during an academic year, and the winners are determined by a vote of the conference’s 12 directors of athletics.
Scott is the only Knight, male or female, to be selected by the conference for its annual award.
UCF’s most decorated track and field All-American became the program’s first NCAA champion of any sport by matching her NCAA-leading time and school record 7.13 in the women’s 60-meter dash final at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships. She also picked up a silver medal in the 200M.
Scott won gold in the 60M, 200M and 4×400 relay at the C-USA Indoor Championships in February. She also defended her 200M title for the third-straight season at the C-USA Outdoor Championships and garnered High Point Scorer of the Meet honors for the third-straight year. Her reign stands as the most by a male or female athlete since C-USA started bestowing the award in 2007.
The junior from Greenbelt, Md., was recognized as USTFCCCA South Region Track Athlete of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons. She shined with her highest individual finish (third place) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 200M and helped the 4×100 relay team dash to a runner-up finish. To date, she has tallied 14 All-American honors.
Most recently, Scott competed in the USA Outdoor Championships where she clocked personal-best times in the 100M (10.96) and 200M (22.46). Her performance in the 100M stands as the fifth all-time, all-dates collegiate best.
She also received consideration for collegiate track and field’s highest honor, appearing on the prestigious The Bowerman Watch List throughout the year.
Next up, Scott will represent her country at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, July 6-17. The University Games are held every other year and are organized by the International University Sports Federation. It is a multi-sport competition open to men and women who are between the ages of 17-24, and are or have been within the past year, a student at a college or university.
She has also qualified for Team USA’s 4×100 relay pool at the IAAF World Championships in August.