NAIA-leading throw results in GPAC weekly honor for Crouse

By Emma Hopfer on Feb. 5, 2014 in Track & Field

NAIA-leading throw results in GPAC weekly honor for Crouse

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – The list of career honors keeps growing for senior Jamie Crouse. The four-time All-American has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league on Wednesday.

Already sporting a national qualifying mark in the weight throw entering the Concordia Classic (Jan. 31 – Feb. 1), Crouse took it up another notch. Her toss of 60’ 7 ¼” allowed her to win the event and vaulted her up to No. 1 on the national leaderboard. The mark also topped her previous personal best of 59’ 3 ½” in the weight throw.

The native of Belgrade, Neb., added a second national qualifying mark at the Concordia Classic by hurling the shot put 43’ 1 ¾”. That mark ranks 17th on the national list and sixth in the GPAC.

Crouse is a two-time defending conference champion in the weight throw. She is also a two-time All-American in weight throw (indoor) and has twice earned All-America status in the hammer throw (outdoor).

The Bulldog track and field teams, ranked sixth nationally on both the men’s and women’s sides (according to the USTFCCCA computer rankings), return to action this weekend. A select number of athletes will participate in the Sevigne Husker Invite (Friday-Saturday) while the bulk of the team competes at the Fred Beile Classic hosted by Doane on Saturday.