Shaw honored as GPAC, NAIA National Athlete of Week

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 7, 2021 in Track & Field

GPAC Release | NAIA Release

SEWARD, Neb. – A monster performance at the Hastings Bronco Invite has yielded athlete of the week awards at both the conference and national levels for star thrower Addie Shaw. As announced on Wednesday (April 6), Shaw has been selected as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Field Athlete of the Week and the NAIA National Field Athlete of the Week. Shaw also garnered GPAC weekly honors on March 31.

Shaw turned in three season bests last week with her efforts in the shot put, hammer and discus. The native of Bassett, Neb., currently ranks either first or second nationally in each of those events – first in the shot put (46’ 10”), second in discus (151’) and second in hammer (177’ 2”). At the Bronco Invite, Shaw won event titles in the hammer and shot put and placed second to teammate Erin Painter in the discus. Shaw was one of five Bulldogs to post automatic national qualifying marks in the discus. Shaw is a two-time discus national champion who possesses eight career All-America honors.

The first home meet of the outdoor season will take place Friday and Saturday as the Concordia Outdoor Invite unfolds. More information about the meet can be found HERE. With the help of Shaw, the Concordia women continue to rank No. 1 in the NAIA, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Rating Index.

2020-21 GPAC Athletes of the Week
April 7 – *Addie Shaw (field)
March 31 – Jacob Cornelio (field), Addie Shaw (field)
Feb. 17 – *Rachel Battershell (track)
Feb. 10 – Josie Puelz (field)
Feb. 3 – Kylahn Heritage (track)
Jan. 27 – Josie Puelz (field)
Jan. 20 – *Morgan De Jong (field), Kylahn Heritage (track)
*NAIA National Athlete of the Week