Mackenzie Fields and David Tepe Named 2013 Athletes of the Year

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics named Mackenzie Fields (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mariemont) and David Tepe (Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota East) the 2013 UC Female and Male Athletes of the Year, respectively. The award is voted on by Bearcats coaches.

Fields, a member of the women’s track and field team, was recently selected as UC’s Helen Norman Smith awardee, which goes to the top senior female student-athlete who has distinguished herself by academic achievement, athletic accomplishment and service to the campus community.

Fields had a storied senior season with the Bearcats. Selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, she holds UC’s Gettler Stadium and school records in the outdoor pole vault. She swept the BIG EAST Conference Indoor and Outdoor pole vault titles and captured the Jesse Owens Classic meet record with a personal best jump of 14’3.25″.

After finishing 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships to pick up All-America honors, Fields followed with a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary. She was named the 2012-13 BIG EAST American Eagle Outfitters Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for UC.

Mackenzie Fields
Mackenzie Fields


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