Carmichael Named AAC Female Field Athlete Of The Week

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – University of Memphis’ Carolina Carmichael has been named the American Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

It is her second conference weekly honor this indoor season. It also is her fourth career league weekly accolade, as she was twice recognized in 2014-15.

At the Vanderbilt Invitational last Saturday, Carmichael won the pole vault and broke her own school record in doing so. The Lake Forest, Ill., native finished first in the event with a school-record vault of 14-0.75 (4.29m), breaking her previous school record of 13-11.75 (4.15m).

The senior’s 14-0.75 vault currently is tied for ninth-best in the nation.

Earlier this season, Carmichael received the American Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week honor after her first-place pole vault performance at the Dec. 5, 2015, Commodore Indoor Opener. At that meet, she vaulted a height of 13-7.25 (4.15m).

So far in the 2015-16 indoor season, Carmichael is 3-for-3 in winning pole vault competitions. She has first-place pole vault finishes at the Commodore Indoor Opener Dec. 5, A-State Invitational Jan. 23 and Vanderbilt Invitational Jan. 30.

In 2014-15, Carmichael won the American Athletic Conference indoor pole vault title (13-8.5; 4.18m).

The Tigers are off from competition this week, but return to action Feb. 12-13. The squad is scheduled to compete at both Vanderbilt University’s Music City Challenge and the University of Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational that weekend.






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