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

Mu, a freshman from Trenton, New Jersey, left her name all over the record book during a sensational first collegiate season. All told, Mu had her hand in three collegiate records – 600 (1:28.80), 800 (1:58.40), 4×400 relay (3:26.68) – and a number of other all-time top-10 marks, including the fourth-fastest performance in the 400 (50.52) and the now seventh-fastest performance in the 800 (2:01.07). It was at the NCAA DI Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where Mu finished runner-up in the 400 at 51.03 and then split the fastest 4×400 leg in world history at 49.54 to anchor Texas A&M to victory.