When lacing votes, fans should only consider performances that occurred during the collegiate season through the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Tiger fans are encouraged to follow @TheBowerman on Twitter and use the hashtag #VoteRollins to spread awareness to the online voting.
Paper balloting by The Bowerman Advisory Board, past winners, selected media personnel, statisticians and collegiate administrators is also underway. An independent accounting firm will collect, tabulate and certify final results and will keep the result secret until the envelope is opened at The Bowerman ceremony on Dec. 18 in Orlando, FL.
All three women's finalists set NCAA records in 2013. Arizona's Brigetta Barrett and Stanford's Kori Carter are the other finalists alongside Rollins. Barrett won indoor and outdoor high jump crowns, setting a collegiate record in the latter. Carter won an NCAA title in the 400 hurdles in a collegiate-record time. Rollins set NCAA standards in both the 60 hurdles (7.78) and 100 hurdles (12.39), winning national titles in both events.
Rollins is only the second ACC female in the five-year history of the award to be named a finalist. Ironically, the other was 2010 winner Queen Harrison, who trains professionally with Rollins.