By: Mike DeVader, Communications & Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hannah Fields of Oklahoma Baptist has been named NAIA National Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week and Carly Schmidt of Indiana Tech has been selected as the NAIA National Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Fields and Schmidt were selected based on their performances from Jan. 12-18, and out of a pool of conference winners. This is the first honor of the 2015 indoor track & field season.
Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Hannah Fields, Oklahoma Baptist
Sr., Edmond, Okla.
• Fields won four events this week for the Bison.
• The Edmond, Okla., native flexed her muscles in the NCAA Division II Missouri Southern Invitational on Jan. 17.
• She won both the 800-meter and 3000-meter with the fastest times in the NAIA in both events so far this season (2:11.13 and 9:50.78). Fields also was an anchor in both winning relay teams’ races as well.
Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Carly Schmidt, Indiana Tech
Fr., Lake Forest, Ill.
• Schmidt, a freshman, recorded an NAIA Automatic Qualifying standard and broke the Indiana Tech indoor school record by 10" in her first jump of the season.
• She cleared 3.94 meters (12-11) to tie for second at the NCAA Division II GVSU (Mich.) Mike Lints Open.
• Her height is also the best in the NAIA to date.
For the complete Athlete of the Week calendar, click here.
The second Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week will be announced Jan. 28.
Track Nominees: Lindsey Martin, Columbia (Mo.); Alexus Lyons, Tennessee Wesleyan; Hannah Segrave, Milligan (Tenn.); Mikel Elliott, Concordia (Ore.); Nichole DeGrange, College of Idaho; Jenna Moody, St. Francis (Ill.); Avante Newsome-Gunn, Bethel (Ind.); Victoria Harper, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Claudia Hewston, Great Falls (Mont.); Payton Schiff, Westminster (Utah); Lauren Shomaker, Hastings (Neb.); Karen Ettleman, Northwestern (Iowa); Katie Krick, Nebraska Wesleyan; Neeia Cooperwood, Morningside (Iowa); Marissa DeWispelare, Doane (Neb.); Tyler Sloan, Baker (Kan.); Shannon Thomas, Graceland (Iowa); Lora Bebermeyer, Sterling (Kan.); Jazmine Alexander, McPherson (Kan.); Morgan Bailey, Friends (Kan.); Morgan Bailey, Friends (Kan.); Kimberley Stevens, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Nicole Woodall, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Liz Mosbach, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Kayla King, Viterbo (Wis.); Tarah Alexander, William Penn (Iowa); Bre Carlson, Jamestown (N.D.); Austyn Copp, Dickinson State (N.D.); Alexis Browner, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Cecilia David, Texas Wesleyan; Ellie Staker, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Shayla France, Indiana Tech; Ashley Russo, Siena Heights (Mich.); Julie Oosterhouse, Cornerstone (Mich.); Alli Veneklase, Davenport (Mich.).
Field Nominees: Rachel Lawhorn, Tennessee Wesleyan; Charnay Ryland, Montreat (N.C.); Hayley Morse, College of Idaho; Harley McBride, Eastern Oregon; LaChrissa Safforld, St. Francis (Ill.); Andrea Finkbeiner, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Taylor Tepper, Bethel (Ind.); Daphne Puckett, Great Falls (Mont.); Karen Ettleman, Northwestern (Iowa); Kali Robb, Concordia (Neb.); Michelle Toukan, Hastings (Neb.); Erin DeVries, Doane (Neb.); Lashaunda Yates, Graceland (Iowa); Chelsea Baker, Friends (Kan.); Ashley Stanford, Sterling (Kan.); Ashley Stanford, Sterling (Kan.); Dajana Gliesche, McPherson (Kan.); Val Veiock, Grand View (Iowa); Sara Strauel, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Keary Stanger, Jamestown (N.D.); Jessica Meland, Valley City State (N.D.); Kenney Fowler, Oklahoma Baptist; Stephanie Mueller, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Alexandra Ellis, Northwood (Fla.); Tessa Gryzen, Davenport (Mich.); Kasey Renshaw, Siena Heights (Mich.); Haley Russell, Cornerstone (Mich.).
2015 Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week (Field; Track)
Week 1 (Jan. 21): Carly Schmidt, Indiana Tech; Hannah Fields, Oklahoma Baptist