De Jong garners GPAC weekly award

By Jacob Knabel on Jan. 19, 2022 in Track & Field

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – A season best effort at last week’s Scott Nisely Memorial Classic has led to Concordia University’s Morgan De Jong being named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, as announced on Wednesday (Jan. 19). De Jong is the second Bulldog to collect the award this indoor season, joining Sarah Lewis (Dec. 15). De Jong owns one of 10 automatic national qualifying standards produced by Concordia athletes so far this season.

In a winning performance at the Nisely Classic, De Jong landed a weight throw of 55’ 10 ½,” a mark that currently leads the GPAC and ranks second among all NAIA throwers. A native of Orange City, Iowa, De Jong’s all-time best in the event was 57’ 9 ¾” achieved at the 2020 NAIA National Championships. De Jong is the reigning GPAC weight throw champion and is a two-time All-American in the event. At last season’s indoor national meet, De Jong placed fifth in the weight throw and helped the Bulldogs to a team national finish of third place.

De Jong and the Bulldogs will return to action this Saturday when they host the Concordia Polar Dog Invite. The tentative meet schedule can be found HERE.

2021-22 GPAC Athlete of the Week awards
Jan. 19 – Morgan De Jong (field)
Dec. 15 – Sarah Lewis (track)