Head Coach Seaton Honored as Local Women's Coach of the Year

April 3, 2012

CINCINNATI – Women’s track and field head coach Susan Seaton was named College Coach of the Year by the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association. The organization also selected senior Jasmine Cotten as Sportswoman of the Year for Track and Field. Both were selected based on their achievements in athletics and service to the community.

In her eighth year at UC, Seaton has elevated student-athletes’ performance on and off the field. The program placed second place Sunday at the 2012 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship with All-Americans Kathy Klump and Cotten leading the way. The finish was the best in UC’s history. Outside of the track, Seaton encourages her student-athletes to volunteer with organizations like Girls on the Run and the local veteran's hospital.

During her 2012 Indoor campaign, Cotten (Fayetteville, W. Va./Fayetteville) was named the BIG EAST Most Outstanding Field Performer at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships. This performance helped propel Cotten to All-American status. She holds UC’s school records at the Indoor Pentathlon (4,192 points) and Indoor Long Jump (20' 1.5").

Cotten, Seaton, and volleyball student-athlete Missy Harpenau (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mother of Mercy) will be honored on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Savannah Center, 5533 Chappell Crossing Boulevard, West Chester Township, Ohio. The dinner and awards ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased here at cincywomensports.org.

The Bearcats will host the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational. The meet will run on both Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.