Dendinger earns second NSIC Athlete of the Year honor
Wayne State senior thrower Michaela Dendinger was named the NSIC Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year for the second straight year by league coaches.
The Coleridge native won the NSIC triple crown in throws for the second straight year at the NSIC Outdoor Championships in Winona, Minn., last weekend, winning the shot put, discus and hammer throw. She set a new NSIC meet record winning the shot put at 54 feet, 3 3/4 inches, and also took first in the discus (166-6) and the hammer throw (203-3).
During the regular season, Dendinger was named NSIC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week five out of six times and won the award 11 of 12 weeks over the last two seasons.
Dendinger enters the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track and Field Championships next week (May 24-26) in Charlotte, N.C., with three NCAA automatic qualifying marks, ranked first nationally in the shot put (54-3 3/4), second in the hammer throw (205-10) and sixth in the discus (175-0).