Dendinger Becomes Fifth Wildcat Women’s Athlete To Take Home Field Athlete Of The Year In Over A Decade

WAYNE – After being named the Preseason NSIC Women’s Field Athlete of the Year, senior Michaela Dendinger followed through on her promise and took home the award Thursday.

Voted on by league coaches the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota announced post season awards for both the women and men.

Wildcat thrower, Michaela Dendinger from Coleridge (Hartington Public HS) took home the NSIC Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of The Year award. She was the conference champion in both the shot put (first nationally) and weight throw (second nationally) entering the NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championships held in Pittsburg, Kansas next weekend.

Dendinger recorded new school records in both events this year at the NSIC Indoor Championships and Husker Invite in Lincoln. In the weight throw, 65’ 6” is the new record as the old school mark was 64’ 5 ¼” set by Carly Fehringer in 2013. Dendinger also set a new school record earlier this year with a heave of 54’ 10 ½” in the shot put.

Dendinger was a three-time NSIC Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week this season.

For the fifth time since 2005, Dendinger joins the likes of Carly Fehringer (2014), Paige Pollard (2012), Katie Wilson (2006) and Tanna Walford (2005) to receive this award.

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