Shaw garners second straight NAIA national weekly accolade

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 14, 2021 in Track & Field

NAIA Release

SEWARD, Neb. – For the second straight week, star thrower Addie Shaw has been named the NAIA National Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, as announced on Wednesday (April 14). Earlier in the day, Shaw was chosen as the GPAC Field Athlete of the Week. Teammate Rachel Battershell won the GPAC Track Athlete of the Week award.

Based upon the current national leaderboard, it’s fair to say that Shaw has been the most dominant female thrower in the NAIA in 2021. At last week’s Concordia Invite, the Bassett, Neb., native won the hammer (174’) and shot pot (47’ 7”) competitions and placed third in discus (143’ 11”). Her mark in the shot put represents a personal best that ranks No. 1 in the NAIA.  Not only does Shaw lead the NAIA in the shot put, she also ranks third in both the hammer and discus. Shaw has won three-straight GPAC Field Athlete of the Week awards in addition to the pair of national honors.

On the program’s all-time outdoor lists, Shaw ranks third in the discus (159’ 4”), fourth in the hammer (183’ 4”) and seventh in the shot put (47’ 7”). She is a two-time discus national champion.