Courtesy: Curtis Akey & Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA February 6, 2018
NCAA & NJCAA ITF National Athletes of the Week (February 6)
NEW ORLEANS – Record books across all collegiate levels are taking a hit this indoor season.
It continued this past weekend as numerous athletes turned in top-10 marks, several of which broke collegiate records.
Here are eight of those athletes who stood out and were named National Athletes of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.
- NCAA Division I Men – Josh Kerr, New Mexico
- NCAA Division I Women – Karissa Schweizer, Missouri
- NCAA Division II Men – Thomas Staines, CSU Pueblo
- NCAA Division II Women – Rachel Walters, Grand Valley State
- NCAA Division III Men – Dan Evers, Monmouth (Ill.)
- NCAA Division III Women – Wadeline Jonathas, UMass Boston
- NJCAA Division I Men – Thobile Mosito, Cloud County (Kan.)
- NJCAA Division I Women – Adva Cohen, Iowa Central
Find out more about these athletes by clicking their names or scrolling below.
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
Adva Cohen. Ever heard of her?
The product out of Jerusalem, Israel, won her third USTFCCA National Athlete of the Week honor during the indoor season with yet another stellar outing in the mile. At the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite, Cohen posted a time of 4:42.44, bettering her NJCAA-leading time. Cohen won the event title, too, besting athletes from Maryland, Arizona State and Nebraska, among others.
Cohen's time sits 20th on the All-College Descending Order List.