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Josie Puelz

Pole Vault
Lincoln, Neb.
Previous School
Lincoln Lutheran HS
Honors and Awards

-2024 NAIA Indoor All-American (pole vault)
-2023 NAIA Outdoor Pole Vault Runner Up
-2023 GPAC Outdoor Pole Vault Champion
-2023 NAIA indoor Pole Vault Champion
-2023 GPAC Indoor Pole Vault Champion
-2023 CSC Academic All-American
-2023 CSC Academic All-District
-2023 GPAC Athlete of the Week (Feb. 15)
-2023 NAIA Scholar-Athlete
-2022 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year (NAIA T&F)
-2022 CoSIDA Academic All-District / All-American
-2022 NAIA Outdoor National Champion (pole vault)
-2022 GPAC Outdoor Champion (pole vault)
-2022 NAIA Indoor National Champion (pole vault)
-2022 GPAC Indoor Champion (pole vault)
-2022 GPAC Athlete of the Week (April 6)
-2022 NAIA Scholar-Athlete
-2021 Lincoln Journal Star State College Female Athlete of the Year
-2021 NAIA Outdoor National Champion (pole vault) 
-2021 GPAC Outdoor All-Conference (pole vault)
-2021 GPAC Outdoor Champion (pole vault)
-2021 NAIA Indoor National Champ (pole vault)
-2021 CoSIDA Academic All-American
-2021 CoSIDA Academic All-District
-2021 GPAC Indoor All-Conference (pole vault)
-2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Athlete
-2020 NAIA Indoor All-American (pole vault)
-2020 GPAC Indoor Champion (pole vault)

Josie Puelz

Pole Vault
Senior, 5-7

High School
Prepped at Lincoln Lutheran High School … coached by Sue Ziegler … lettered all four years … named the 2019 Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year by the Lincoln Journal Star … won the 2019 Nebraska all-class gold medal in the pole vault while breaking the all-class state record … chosen by Journal Star as the All-City Girls Track & Field Honorary Team Captain … honored for all-city awards in the pole vault, 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles … helped the Warriors to a 2019 Class C state championship and a 2018 state runner-up finish … powered Lincoln Lutheran to two district championships … played basketball and volleyball all four years, earning three letters in both sports … earned 2018 all-state honorable mention accolades in volleyball while aiding the Warriors to a state runner-up claim … achieved high honor roll status … member of National Honor Society … recognized as an all-academic award winner at the conference and state levels.

Born in Lincoln, Neb., on August 15, 2000 … daughter of John and Angie Puelz … has an older brother Paxton, younger brother Joshua, younger brother Jonathan and younger brother Jesse … father played basketball at Concordia (1988-92) and is a member of the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame, uncle Todd Voss played basketball at Concordia (1988-92) and aunt Amy Voss ran track at Concordia (1988-91) … enjoys riding horses, reading, playing the piano and working out.

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