Uzoma Orji Named NCAA Division III New England Indoor Field Athlete of the Year

March 12, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has named MIT senior Uzoma Orji the NCAA Division III New England Field Athlete of the Year for the 2006 indoor season.

Orji has continued to rank among the Nation's top performers in the shot put and the weight throw in his final collegiate season. He currently owns the top Division III shot put mark at 59-4. Orji, who won the weight throw at Nationals last year, is also ranked second in the weight throw (65-1.50).

This past weekend at the NCAA Division III Championships, Orji placed first in the shot put (58-3.75) and second in the weight throw (63-11).