Georgia Track Freshman Orji Dawg’s Second Finalist for Top National Honor


Keturah Orji is the third Georgia Track member in two years named a semi-finalist for track and fields highest collegiate honor, The Bowerman Trophy.

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Brick by brick, Georgia track and field head coach Wayne Norton is building something special.

The Georgia women recently earned a third consecutive top-11 NCAA Outdoor Championship finish. The Lady Bulldogs have finished in the top five four times and in the top 10 nine times in history.

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The Georgia men then finished with its third top-15 NCAA Outdoor Championship finish in the last seven years.

Now, a day after announcing junior decathlete Micael Uibo as a semifinalist for the Bowerman Trophy, Georgia true freshman Keturah Orji was announced as one of 10 semifinalists for The Bowerman Trophy on the women’s side.

Only three freshman women have made the Bowerman semi-final list, two of them Bulldogs. Last year Orji’s roommate, Kendell Williams – this year’s NCAA runner up in the Heptathlon and last year’s NCAA Heptathlon champion – made the Bowerman semi-final list as a freshman. Orji and Williams’ third roommate, Quintunya Chapman, placed third in this year’s NCAA Heptathlon.

Brick by brick, Coach Norton is building something special at the Spec Towns Track.

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The Georgia Track and Field Dawgs will enjoy the benefits of part-time occupation at the new Indoor Athletic Facility. But isn’t it time the Bulldog nation put some bricks together to build a dedicated indoor track facility, one that permits the world class athletes Norton is attracting to Athens Town the opportunity to properly train for indoor competition, a facility that will attract even more world-class track and field athletes to Athens?

Well, yea.

Brick by brick, Coach Norton is building something special. It’s time for the Bulldog Nation to put on it’s hard hat – and open it’s check book.

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