Golabek, Henry Named UB Athletes of the Year

Golabek, Henry Named UB Athletes of the Year

BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo track and field standouts Rob Golabek and Asia Henry were named as the Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the annual Welcome Back Celebration on August 26th.

Golabek, a senior thrower, went undefeated in the Mid-American Conference for both the indoor and outdoor seasons. He was ranked in the top 10 NCAA Division I for the indoor season, 11th for the outdoor season and set school, league, and league meet records with a throw of 63-3.5. For his efforts, he was also previously honored as the USTFCCCA Northeast Region Indoor Male Field Athlete of the Year. Golabek also earned NCAA Division I All-America honors in the shot put, with a first-team recognition during the indoor season and second-team at the outdoor championships.

Henry, a junior middle-distance runner, set indoor school records in the 500-, 600-, and 800-meter sprints, and also was on record-setting relays in the 1600-meters and 3200-meters. In the outdoor season, she set the 800-meter school record and ran the anchor of the record-setting 1600-meter relay team. She was Second-Team All-America from placing fourteenth in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Championships, becoming the first female track athlete to earn NCAA Division I All-America honors at the University at Buffalo. In the postseason, she finished sixth at the Jamaican Olympic Trials in the 800-meter run.