NCAA & NJCAA OTF National Athletes of the Week (April 24)

NCAA & NJCAA OTF National Athletes of the Week (April 24)

Courtesy: Curtis Akey & Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA


NEW ORLEANS – Collegians stepped up in a big way on the outdoor track & field circuit this past weekend.

Here are those athletes who stood out the most and were named National Athletes of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

  • NJCAA Division I Women – Adva Cohen, Iowa Central

Find out more about these athletes by clicking their names or scrolling below.

CLICK HERE for a historical listing of National Athletes of the Week in outdoor track & field.

National Athlete of the Week is an award selected and presented by the USTFCCCA Communications Staff at the beginning of each week to eight collegiate indoor track & field athletes (male and female for each of the three NCAA divisions and NJCAA Division I).

Nominations are open to the public. Coaches and sports information directors are encouraged to nominate their student-athletes; as are student-athletes, their families and friends, and fans of their programs. Nominated athletes are noticed before those athletes found through searching TFRRS.

The award seeks to highlight not only the very best times, marks and scores on a week-to-week basis, but also performances that were significant on the national landscape and/or the latest in a series of strong outings. Quality of competition, suspenseful finishes and other factors will also play a role in the decision.

NJCAA DIVISION I WOMEN – Adva Cohen, Iowa Central CC

Freshman | Distance
Jerusalem, Israel

This shouldn't even come as a surprise to anyone, as Adva Cohen has been absolutely dominant during her freshman campaign. This past weekend, the native of Jerusalem, Israel, ran a 16:07.03 in the 5000 at the Kansas Relays, setting a new NJCAA Division I collegiate outdoor record while shooting to the top of the Descending Order List in the event. Cohen placed second at the meet behind NCAA Division I All-American Sharon Lokedi of Kansas.

This is Cohen's second National Athlete of the Week honor for the outdoor track & field season, having won a week ago. However, she also picked up three awards during both the indoor track & field season and the 2017 cross country campaign.