STEPHENVILLE - Four Lone Star Conference standouts picked up the 2015 Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year awards with Tarleton's Euphemia Edem receiving the female field athlete of the year honor.
"This is a very fitting honor for Euphemia," said Tarleton head coach Pat Ponder.
"She won numerous LSC athlete of the week honors and for her to now win LSC field athlete of the year epitomizes all of the work that she has done in this past year to obtain that honor. It is well deserved and I'm very proud of her."
The Lone Star Conference championships would see Edem break the outdoor school record in the triple jump leaping 13.22m (43-4.50), and contributing as the second leg of the TexAnn 4x100m relay that finished the meet in a school record 45.91.
Edem became the first female national champion in school history with a school, facility, and LSC all-time record leap of 6.56m (21-06.25) on her very last long jump attempt, breaking the 31-year-old record of 6.45m (21-2) set by Carla Seldon of Angelo State in 1984.
The senior added a third-place finish in the triple jump 42-08 (13.00m), scoring an additional six points for the TexAnns bringing their meet total to 16 for a 15th-place finish at the NCAA championships.
Edem completed the 2015 outdoor season undefeated in the long jump claiming six-straight first-place finishes.
She also received the David Noble Award as Outstanding Female Field Athlete with a meet-high 28 points at the Lone Star Conference meet in San Angelo.
Edem received a school record five-straight athlete of the week honors from April 1 to April 29 during outdoor season.
Edem is the first Tarleton athlete to win field athlete of the year honors from the Lone Star Conference since Laura Woods received the honor back in 2001, and joins Woods, Lindel Frater, Kate Wright, and Freddie Cates as the only other athletes to win athlete of the year honors from the Lone Star Conference during the outdoor season.