Razorback coaches win familiar awards

By: Bob Holt
Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Arkansas coach Chris Bucknam (front) leads a Hog Call after his team won at the SEC Indoor Championships on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Fayetteville.
( Walt Beazley, Arkansas Razorbacks )
Arkansas coach Chris Bucknam (front) leads a Hog Call after his team won at the SEC Indoor Championships on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas track and field coaches Lance Harter and Chris Bucknam were announced as SEC indoor coaches of the year for women and men, respectively, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Razorbacks senior distance runner Katie Izzo was selected as the SEC female scholar-athlete of the year.

Harter, in his 31st year at Arkansas, won his 41st overall SEC coach of the year award and 12th indoors. He also has been coach of the year 21 times for cross country and eight times for outdoor track and field.

Bucknam, in his 13th year at Arkansas, won his 10th SEC indoor coach of the year award and 24th overall including nine times for cross country and five times for outdoor track and field.

Izzo is the fifth Razorback be named the top female scholar-athlete indoors along with Sandi Morris (2015), Taylor Ellis-Watson (2016), Tori Weeks (2017) and Taylor Werner (2019).

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