Athing Mu, Texas A&M: 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Track Athlete of the Year

Mu, who hails from Trenton, New Jersey, was named the National Women’s Track Athlete of the Year. The sensational freshman ended the season in style at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, lowering her own collegiate record in the 400 to 49.57 – while matching the largest margin of victory in meet history – and split 48.85 on the anchor leg of Texas A&M’s 4×400 relay team that also set a collegiate record of 3:22.34. Mu ended the outdoor season with three collegiate records – add the 800 at 1:57.73, for good measure – and five individual all-time top-10 marks – four in the 400 alone (No. 1, No. 2, No. 5, No. 8).