Kadecia Baird was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of teh Week on Monday.
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Baird Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska freshman Kadecia Baird was honored by the Big Ten Conference on Monday as she was selected as the league’s female track athlete of the week. The honor marks her first Big Ten indoor track and field weekly award. The last Husker to earn the honor was Ashley Miller on Jan. 23, 2012.

Baird ran in the New Balance games at The Armory in New York City over the weekend. Competing in the elite division of the women’s 300 meters, she clocked a personal-best time of 37.26 to finish second in the event. Olympian Shaunae Miller led the field of world-class sprinters, posting a time of 36.40.

The Huskers travel to the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational this Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.

2013-14 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Dec. 9                    T: Megan Plenus, Jr., PUR

                                F: Dani Bunch, Sr., PUR

Dec. 16                 T: Arianne Raby, Sr., IND

                                F: Nina Gutermuth, So., IND

Jan. 13                  T: Chesna Sykes, Sr., OSU

                                F: Dani Bunch, Sr., PUR

Jan. 20                  T: Alena Brooks, Sr., MINN

                                F: Dani Bunch, Sr., PUR

Jan. 27                  T: Kadecia Baird, Fr., NEB

                                F: Dani Bunch, Sr., PUR

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