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Women's Track And Field Announces Team Award Winners
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - UW-Eau Claire women's track and field coach Chip Schneider recently announced the team award winners for the 2009 season.
For the second year in a row, Liz Kooistra (Sr.-Lakeville, Minn.) earned most valuable performer honors. Kooistra capped off an impressive career, earning NCAA Division III All-American honors four times this year. For her career, she finished as an 11-time All-American. She won the outdoor 400-meter dash national title this season with a school record time of 54.29 as the Blugolds took fourth place at the national meet, the best finish ever in program history. She also won conference titles in the 400-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay at the outdoor championship while winning conference titles in the 200 and 400-meter dashes and the 4x200-meter relay at the indoor championship.
Brittany Frederick (Fr.-Green Bay, Wis./Preble) was named the Newcomer of the Year. Frederick competed at both the indoor and outdoor national championships and recorded her best finish at the outdoor meet as she took second in the discus throw.
The Captain Award was presented Julie Meis (Sr.-Platteville, Wis.)}. The award is given to the person who is more to the team than just the points.
- KM -