LSU’s Alia Armstrong repeats as 2023 Sugar Bowl Athlete of Year

PHOTO BY: LSU athletics.

LSU track and field standout Alia Armstrong has been named the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Year for 2022-23. Award-winners are selected by the Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Armstrong also earned the honor last year, becoming the sixth female to be selected multiple times. She also announced on her social media account Wednesday that she plans to return to Baton Rouge for another year of eligibility.

Armstrong, a graduate of St. Katherine Drexel, continued her standout hurdles career with the fastest collegiate time of 12.31 seconds in the semifinals of the SEC Outdoor Championships. In the finals, she turned in a time of 12.40 seconds, the third fastest in NCAA history and SEC record.

In addition to winning that event, Armstrong was part of LSU’s winning 4×100-meter relay team.

She recorded the fastest legal time (12.59) in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA East Regionals to qualify for nationals where she earned a third-place finish with a time of 12.49 seconds. It was her fourth first team All-America distinction.

She also helped the Tigers’ 4×100 relay team to a third-place finish to add more All-America recognition.

The Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee has recognized the top amateur athletes from the New Orleans area since 1978.

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