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VCB, Stewart among SEC honourees

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham
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VETERAN outstanding Jamaican female athletes Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart are among 14 athletes named to the 2017 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Women's Legends Class.

This announcement was made recently by the conference office. The SEC Women's Legends class highlights accomplished former student athletes, coaches and administrators from the 14 members institutions.

Campbell-Brown, formerly of Vere Technical, attended the University of Arkansas, while Stewart, formerly of St Jago, attended the University of Auburn.

Campbell-Brown, who attended Arkansas in 2004 after transferring from Barton County Community Junior College, has had a distinguished career for the Razorbacks.

During her first season there, she received three first team All-America honours at the indoor national meet.

She is a two-time individual Olympic gold medallist for Jamaica and also won two individual World Championships gold medals. At last year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she captured her eighth Olympic medal as a member of Jamaica's silver-winning 4x100 metres relay team.

Stewart, a two-time Olympic individual medallist with silver in the 100 metres and bronze in the 200 metres at Beijing 2008 also won silver in the 100 metres in Berlin at the 2009 World Championships to go along with excellent results for the Auburn Tigers.

She was named 2007 SEC Runner of the Year and USTFCCA National Runner of the Year after capturing the SEC and NCAA Championships in the 60 metres and the 200 metres. She was named All-American seven times and is one of the best athletes in the school's history.

They were both recognised along with several other athletes at the SEC basketball tournament held between March 1-5, 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina. Each legend will be honoured during half-time of their team's first home game of the tournament.