The Jackrabbits welcome Jackie Spelts to the track and field program as a Graduate Assistant.
Spelts joins the staff after a stellar career at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Neb, during which she was a three-time All-American.
She earned her first All-American honor in track & field
by placing seventh in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA III Outdoor
Championships in 2010 ... She won four GPAC individual titles in 2010, two in 2009
and one in 2008 during her outstanding track career ... She earned 11
All-GPAC awards, holds five school records and appears on 12 all-time
charts in track.
In cross country, Spelts was a two-time All-American earning the
honor in 2008 and 2009 ... As a junior she placed fifth at the NCAA III
Championships, which was the highest ever finish for a NWU women’s cross
country runner ... She was named the Journal Star State College Female
Athlete of the Year in 2010.
one of 29 women in the nation in all divisions selected to receive a
$7,500 postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA for the spring 2010-11
She was unable to compete during the 2011 outdoor track season due to injury.