SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (January 13, 2014)- Sioux Falls senior Brigitte Gross (Alexandria, S.D./Hanson HS) has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week.
The reigning NSIC Indoor Pole Vault champion won the MSU Mankato Alumni Open vault title on Saturday with a clearance of 13-1.5 (4.00m). Gross’ effort is also an NCAA automatic qualifying standard, the top vault in the NSIC and the best clearance in Division II. Gross has qualified to take part in the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships for the second year in a row. At the 2013 Indoor Championships, Gross placed fourth in the nation with her vault of 13-7.25 (4.15m).
This is the fourth NSIC Field athlete of the week honor for the five-time All-American (NAIA & NCAA), as Gross also collected two NSIC Field Athlete of the Week certificates during the 2013 outdoor season and one earlier this indoor season.
The Cougars will compete next on January 18 at the Dordt Open in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Courtesy: University of Sioux Falls