Mallory, a five-time All-American, has enjoyed a standout year in 2005, capping it with a national title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in mid-June in Sacramento, Calif.
Mallory did more than just win the Crimson Tide's first track and field national championship since 1989 when she took first place in the discus; she dominated the field from start to finish winning by more than seven feet. She led the competition from the first throw on, but it was her third throw, which went for 194 feet, nine inches, that sealed the deal, giving her the championship and shattering the long-standing school record in the process.
Mallory also took fourth in the hammer throw at the NCAA Championships. At the NCAA Mideast Regional, she won the discus and hammer throw, becoming the first Tide athlete to win two events at one regional. The Ashland, Ohio native finished three feet better than the second place finisher in the hammer throw at the NCAA MidEast Regional.
"We're extremely proud of Beth and all that she has accomplished to this point in her young career," Alabama head coach Sandy Fowler said. "I'm very happy that she has been honored with this award, one she's very deserving of. I think the most exciting thing for us, is that the best is yet to come for this tremendous young woman."
On the conference level, she earned the Commissioner's Trophy at the SEC Outdoor Championships for the meet's high score, winning the shot put and repeating discus champion and taking third in the hammer throw.
She earned All-SEC in the shot put and discus and broke her own school record in the hammer throw at the SEC Championships with a throw of 207-10. During the indoor season, she also broke her own school record in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a throw of 67-00.50. During the outdoor season, Mallory won the discus six times, including the SEC Championships and the Drake Relays titles.
Arkansas' Aneita Denton was named SEC Women's Runner of the Year while Cleo Tyson of Tennessee was named Women's Freshman Runner of the Year and Georgia's Sigrun Fjelsted claimed the award for Women's Freshman Field Event Athlete of the Year.
Vanderbilt's Josie Hahn was honored for his academic achievements by being named the women's outdoor track and field Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
2005 SEC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Postseason Awards
SEC Women's Field Event Athlete of the Year - Beth Mallory, Alabama
SEC Women's Runner of the Year - Aneita Denton, Arkansas
SEC Women's Freshman Runner of the Year - Cleo Tyson, Tennessee
SEC Women's Freshman Field Event Athlete of the Year - Sigrun Fjelsted, Georgia
SEC Women's Scholar Athlete of the Year - Josie Hahn, Vanderbilt
SEC Women's Outdoor Track Coach of the Year - Curtis Frye, South Carolina