Shaw upgraded to NAIA National Athlete of the Week

By Jake Knabel on Jan. 23, 2019 in Track & Field

NAIA release

SEWARD, Neb. – Named GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Field Athlete of the Week earlier in the day, junior Addie Shaw has picked up another major honor. As announced by the NAIA on Wednesday (Jan. 23), Shaw has been selected as the NAIA National Women’s Field Athlete of the Week. She is the Concordia University track and field program’s first national weekly award winner since Cody Boellstorff was honored in April of 2017.

Shaw, a native of Bassett, Neb., may very well push for national titles in the shot put and weight throw. She took over the NAIA national lead in the weight throw last week with her personal best toss of 60’ 6 ¾.” Shaw also turned in a season best of 46’ ¾” in the shot put, which ranks No. 5 on the NAIA national list. On the school’s all-time indoor performance lists, Shaw ranks fourth in both the shot put and weight throw. She is the returning discus national champion and a three-time All-American (two top-three finishes in the shot put).

The 2016-17 campaign saw Concordia haul in seven NAIA national athlete of the week awards. Boellstorff (two), Allie Brooks, Zach Lurz, Kali Robb (two) and Lucas Wiechman all pulled in at least one NAIA weekly honor during that academic year.

Shaw and the rest of the Bulldogs will return to action at the Concordia Classic, which will run this Thursday and Friday inside the Fieldhouse. The tentative meet schedule can be viewed HERE.