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LSU Stars Sweep Corbett Awards as State’s Top Amateur Athletes
LSU track star Tonea Marshall and Tiger football star Joe Burrow have been selected as the winners of the Corbett Awards for the top female and male amateur athletes in the state of Louisiana for 2019-20. It is the 10th time that LSU has swept the honors since separate male and female awards were instituted in 2000. The duo are the 42nd and 43rd Tiger stars to earn the honor in the 54 years that it has been presented.
Marshall became the third-fastest 60-meter hurdler in NCAA history at 7.86 seconds in Lubbock, Texas, on January 18. She also set the SEC Indoor Track Championship meet record in late February with a time of 7.89 to claim her first ever SEC individual title. Her three best times (7.86 and twice at 7.89) made her only the second woman in NCAA history to have three performances of 7.90 seconds or faster in the 60-meter hurdles. Her 7.86 time was the fifth-best in the world this year as of June 1.
Burrow, a native of Athens, Ohio, set the NCAA FBS record with 60 touchdown passes while leading the nation with 5,671 passing yards (an LSU and SEC record and the third most all-time) and narrowly missing setting the FBS record for completion percentage – he finished at 76.3 percent as he completed 402 of 527 passes (Texas’ Colt McCoy set the mark at 76.7 percent in 2008).