- Laura Utke '99
- Laura Utke Oriska, ND, Oak Grove HS, throws
6/17/99 Laura Utke Named GTE Academic All-American
Laura Utke (Sr., Oriska, ND, Oak Grove H.S) has been named to the 1999 GTE Academic All-America Team. Utke was named to the third team of the GTE Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Spring At-Large Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Spring At-Large team is made up from athletes from the sports of golf, track and field, tennis, lacrosse and crew.
Utke carried a 3.85 GPA in Physical Education and Psychology. She earned indoor All-America honors with 3rd place at NCAA Indoor Nationals in Weight Throw (54-2.75). Also in 1999, she was a team captain and Academic All-MIAC. She ranked No. 2 in hammer in conference the MIAC. She helped her team win second consecutive MIAC Indoor title in 1999 and Concordia's first MIAC outdoor title ever. She holds school records in the hammer throw (162-7) and weight throw (54-4).
Other Outstanding career Highlights:
Academic All-MIAC 1997, '98, '99. Division III All-American 1998 with 2nd place at NCAA in hammer throw (162-7). USTCA All-Academic Team 1998 and 1999.
5/25/99 Laura Utke receives GTE Academic All-District honors.
Two Concordia Track Athletes have been awarded GTE Academic All District Honors. Senior Laura Utke (Oriska, ND, Oak Grove H.S) and junior Micah Benson (Moorhead) were named to the District IV College Division GTE Academic ALL District teams. Utke carries a 3.85 GPA in Physical Education and Psychology. Benson has a 3.91 GPA in Biology.
5/6/99 Named Academic All-MIAC Today
5/21/98 Laura Utke finished 2nd in NCAA Hammer Throw , was named All-American, and broke her own school record with a throw of 162-7.
5/14/98 Laura Utke improved her own school record in the Hammer with a toss of 158-2 at the Last Chance Qualifier @ NDSU, improving on her previous automatic qualifying distance for the NCAA Championship of 157-5.
5/13/98 Named Academic All-MIAC
Jan. 24, 1998 Concordia Invitational Results
Laura Utke qualified for NCAA Indoor Nationals with a #20 weight toss of 50' 8 1/4".
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