USC's Anna Cockrell Named 2021 Pac-12 Women's Track & Field Scholar Athlete Of The Year
USC hurdler Anna Cockrell was named the 2021 Pac-12 Women's Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, it was announced by the Conference today (May 16). Cockrell is competing today in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles finals at the Pac-12 Championships. The award, which is presented in each of the 24 sports the Pac-12 sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes who are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.
Cockrell, from Charlotte, N.C., has received her master's in Public Policy after receiving an undergraduate degree in Communication with a Politica Science minor.
She has been very active during her time at USC and was founder and leading member of the United Black Student-Athlete Association at USC. She is a Dean's List student, member of Lambda Pi Eta, Academic All-America and in 2020 named the CoSIDA Academic All-America Women's Team Member of the Year for Track & Field.
Cockrell is the defending NCAA and two-time defending Pac-12 400m hurdles champion and lead all hurdlers this season with a time of 55.59. Cockrell also ranks fourth nationally in the 100m hurdles this season with a time of 12.79. Cockrell has career bests of 55.14 in the 400m hurdles and 12.69 in the 100m hurdles which both rank third on USC's all-time lists. She has also run on three of USC's all-time top 10 4x400m relays.