Fredonia State's Broncho Rollins, a 2012 graduate, is one of three NCAA Division III athletes nominated for the inaugural James D. Ulrich Award to be presented Sept. 8 by the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame.
Online fan voting is now underway through Friday, Aug. 17, via the group's web page. A link to the Ulrich ballot is provided at the top of this page.
Paper balloting by members of the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame Board of Trustees and of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee is also under way. The certified final results will be kept secret until the envelope is opened in September at the awards dinner at the Holiday Inn - Buffalo Airport.
A pole vaulter for the Blue Devils, Rollins is a two-time All-American in the event. He set school records and finished sixth in both NCAA indoor and outdoor meets as a senior.
He also participated in the 2011 NCAA outdoor championship meet.
The Ulrich Award, named for the legendary Fredonia State men's track and field coach, goes to the outstanding Male College Athlete of the Year from other than NCAA Division I colleges in or from the Niagara Association.
Ulrich was inducted into the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame as part of its 2011 class. He is also a member of the Fredonia State Athletics Hall of Fame, the Indiana State University Hall of Fame, and the Kenmore West High School Hall of Fame.