UD Top-10 Moments: No. 8 Atwater Caps Stellar Track Season as All-American

Jul 20, 2016

UD Top-10: No. 8 – Atwater’s Stellar Track Season Highlighted by All-American Finale

Atwater profile
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Sophomore thrower Tanasha Atwater collected plenty of accolades in representing the University of Dubuque track and field team after tying the highest-ever finish by a UD woman with a third-place shot put finish at the Division III Outdoor Championships and earning the IIAC women’s Field MVP at the IIAC Outdoor Championships.

Atwater, who posted the best shot put mark in the nation, led Division III in shot put for most of the outdoor season and won both the IIAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships. She paired it with a runner-up showing in the outdoor hammer throw IIAC Outdoors to win UD’s first-ever woman’s Field MVP.

Throughout her 2016 season, the Davenport, Iowa native added two IIAC Championships and four All-IIAC performances, set four school records, anchored the UD shot put and hammer throw units to a pair of Top-5 national rankings, and was also named Academic All-Iowa Conference and CoSIDA Academic All-District.

The shot put specialist won her main event in 16 of 19 total meets in 2016, but in the hammer throw she also qualified for the outdoor national championships and placed runner-up at the IIAC Outdoor Championships.

Stat Check
7’11” – Atwater broke her own school records in both the indoor and outdoor shot put by a combined 7 feet, 10 inches! She also secured hammer throw and weight throw school records as well.

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No. 10 - Alec Bass sets 5 school records and becomes first All-IIAC XC runner in 15 years
Honorable Mentions
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-Men's Soccer Reaches First IIAC Tournament Title Game
-Women's Lacrose sets program single season wins record
-Arantxa Martinez claims women's tennis' IIAC Flight A Singles Runner-Up for second time
-Wrestling breaks duals single season wins record and brings on former Olympic gold medalist