Alabama’s Heisman Trophy-winning running back Mark Ingram was named the SEC’s male athlete of the year today, becoming the first Crimson Tide athlete since 2004 to receive the Roy F. Kramer Award.
Voting is conducted by the league’s 12 athletics directors. LSU gymnast Susan Jackson was named female athlete of the year.
“Mark and Susan are true examples of outstanding student-athletes,” SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said in a statement. “They have competed at the highest level of collegiate athletics and through their hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence have been successful in their endeavors. They are fine representatives for their universities and this conference. The SEC is proud to honor them for their accomplishments.”