MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Benedictine University's DJ Anderson (Darien, Ill.) and Concordia University Chicago's Jessica Wilson (Indianapolis, Ind.) have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of April 29-May 5, 2019, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
Anderson, a sophomore, finished in the top three in four individual events as well as a pair of relays, placing second in the 200, 400, long jump and 4x100, while anchoring the Eagles' 4x400 relay to victory to secure a share of the crown with Aurora. Anderson also finished third in the triple jump.
Wilson, a senior, won both the hammer and discus throws at the NACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships and shared Field Athlete of the Meet honors with MSOE's Jerica Kotarak. Wilson's winning mark of 183-0 in the hammer propelled her to the top of the NCAA Division III performance list and broke her own school record of 172-10 that was a national qualifying mark a year ago. Already with the NACC's best mark in the discus, she won the league title with a throw of 130-10.
This is Anderson's third NACC Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season and Wilson's second in succession.
Past NACC Outdoor Track & Field Student-Athletes of the Week
|March||James Rudelich, Aurora||Jackie Schane, Aurora|
|April 1-7||DJ Anderson, Benedictine||Kayla Armstrong, Concordia Chicago|
|April 8-14||DJ Anderson, Benedictine||Kayla Armstrong, Concordia Chicago|
|April 15-21||Akeem Haye, Aurora||Jocelyn Ocon, Aurora|
|April 22-28||DeVonte Wilson, Benedictine||Jessica Wilson, Concordia Chicago|
|April 29-May 5||DJ Anderson, Benedictine||Jessica Wilson, Concordia Chicago|
|Fri., May. 03||All NACC schools||NACC Championships -- Lisle, Ill. [May 3-4]||Results|
2019 NACC Outdoor Track & Field Schedule
|Thu., May. 09||Aurora, Benedictine, CUC, CUW, Edgewood, Illinois Tech, Rockford, WLC||North Central (Ill.) Dr. Keeler Invitational -- Naperville, Ill. [May 9-10]|
|Wed., May. 15||Aurora, CUC, CUW, Edgewood, Illinois Tech, MSOE, WLC||North Central (Ill.) Gregory Final Qualifier -- Naperville, Ill. [May 15-16]|
|Thu., May. 16||Aurora, Rockford||Augustana (Ill.) Twilight Qualifier -- Rock Island, Ill.|
|Edgewood||UW-La Crosse Final Qualifier -- La Crosse, Wis.|
|Thu., May. 23||All NACC qualifiers||NCAA Division III Championships -- Geneva, Ohio [May 23-25]|