Eaton Bowerman Award

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Five-time NCAA champion and world heptathlon record-holder Ashton Eaton was named the 2010 Bowerman Award winner Wednesday night by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Eaton becomes the second consecutive Duck to win the award, which is track and field's equivalent of the Heisman. Galen Rupp won the inaugural Bowerman in 2009, when Eaton was also a finalist.

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Oregon graduates Ashton Eaton and Andrew Wheating are off to San Antonio, Texas, where they will attend the 2010 Bowerman Award ceremony Wednesday night, along with Associate Athletic Director Vin Lananna.

Announced in conjunction with the USTFCCCA convention, The Bowerman is track & field's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy, and Wheating and Eaton, along with Ryan Whiting of Arizona State, are the three 2010 men's finalists.More info.