Aug. 8, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Jenna Marina
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Octavious Freeman, who shot to the top of track and field on both national and international levels, recently signed an apparel contract with Adidas.
The Lake Wales, Fla., native signed with Icon Management after the USA Championships in June. They represent numerous U.S., World and Olympic champions including LaShawn Merritt, Duane Soloman, Jeneba Tarmoh and William Claye.
"I love UCF and my teammates, and I'm really proud of everything we achieved," Freeman said. "I'm thankful for everything my coaches did to help me get to this point. Right now, I'm just focused on getting ready for Worlds, and I'm really happy and excited to start this next part of my life. I will always be a Knight."
In just two years at UCF, Freeman left a lasting legacy. She is a nine-time First Team All-American. A two-time Conference USA Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. A four-time C-USA individual champion and an eight-time medalist that helped UCF clinch three team championships during her tenure.
She was the first true freshman considered for collegiate track and field's highest honor, the Bowerman Award, and a seven-time appointee to the watch list.
At the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships, she earned the best finish by a Knight in any event of the meet in school history with her second-place time of 11.00. The performance tied for the eighth-best mark in collegiate history and the third-best in meet history.
She capped her collegiate career at the USA Championships at the end of June by clinching silver in the 100-meter finals with the No. 2 all-time, all-dates collegiate best (10.87). As a result, she will represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships this weekend in Moscow, Russia.
She was a part of two top-five team finishes at the NCAA Championships and a member of UCF's first top-10 national ranking during the outdoor regular season.
She ranked among the world's fastest women in both 2012 and 2013, appeared in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd, on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays and has been dubbed a USA and USTFCCCA Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
"I'm very excited to have Ms. Freeman as part of the Icon branding," her agent, Kim Holland, said. "She's an excellent addition to our already stellar roster. I'm honored to work with such a tremendous talent."