Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Perkins graduate Matthew Hoty was recognized for his performance over the weekend at the Auburn Invitational. The Southeastern Conference announced on Tuesday that Hoty was chosen SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week.

Hoty, a redshirt freshman, broke his week-old UT freshman indoor record in the men’s shot put. He did so by stretching the tape to 60-0 1/4 to finish second at the Auburn Invitational behind defending SEC Outdoor champion Stephen Saenz of Auburn.

After making a victorious college debut last weekend at the Kentucky Invitational and snapping Chip Kell’s 1968 Vol rookie record of 58-7 by a half inch, Hoty improved his ranking this week from 12th to ninth on UT’s all-time performers list in that event. He ranks No. 3 in the SEC and No. 15 nationally at this point in the season.

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