March 1, 2022 - by

Cunningham Becomes First Nole to be Named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State track and field star Trey Cunningham added another honor to his list after being named the USTFCCCA Men’s National Athlete of the Week on Tuesday morning. Cunningham is the first FSU track athlete to earn the award.

“Being considered the best athlete in the country on conference championship weekend is an amazing honor even by Trey’s standards,” Head Coach Bob Braman said. “After losing his chance at a national title last year because of injury, I’m so happy that he is having a storybook season, but the biggest prize still lies ahead.”

Cunningham capped off a historic weekend at the ACC Indoor Championships where he won his fifth-straight title in the 60m hurdles. Cunningham ran a staggering 7.40 in the preliminary race which moved him to No. 2 all-time on the collegiate list. That time is the 13th-fastest time ever in the sport and is the 11th-fastest time in American history. Cunningham now has his sights set on becoming the Noles first national champion on the men’s side since 2014. The NCAA Indoor Championships will take place on Mar. 11-12 in Birmingham, Ala.

“It is an amazing honor to be selected as the National Athlete of the Week. There are amazing performances every week that deserve to be nominated,” Cunningham said. “I’ve watched for five year some friends and fellow competitors win the distinction, so it is nice to finally win it. FSU’s historic track and field team has had a multitude of elite talent. Being selected as the first National Athlete of the Week for FSU is crazy.”

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