Doane College Sports
- Published on 19 June 2012
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Six Doane athletes were named Monday to the Capital One Academic All-America College Division Track and Field team, bringing the Doane total to 19 in all sports for the 2011-12 academic year.
First team selections included Micah Marvin of Crete and Blair Dixon of Wauneta. Chosen for the second team were Crete’s Vince Krejci, Brad Higgins of Norfolk and Nate Teten of Auburn along with Aprill Bodlak of Emerson.
Marvin, the son of Ken and Tami Marvin, graduated with majors in Mathematics and Physics last month. He finished his Doane athletic career with a personal best throw in the javelin at the NAIA championships (205 feet, 1 inch) and a sixth-place finish.
Marvin was also a member of the football and basketball teams during his Doane career.
Krejci, the son of Jim and Cecilia Krejci, finished his junior year last month and is majoring in Biochemistry.
An NAIA All-American in the discus last year, Krejci was a 2012 national meet qualifier for the Tigers in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, competing in the shot put and discus throw.
Dixon, an Exercise Science major, was a three-time NAIA All-American who completed her junior year last month and will forego her senior year at Doane to attend the NU Med Center with a focus or Radiology.
An NAIA All-American indoors in the 400-meter dash in her freshman year, Dixon stands second on the all-time Doane chart in the 400 with a time of 55.87 seconds. She was a member of Doane women’s 4x400-meter relay teams that earned NAIA All-America honors indoors in both 2011 and 2012.
Bodlak, who graduated with a triple major (Spanish, German and English as a Second Language), was the only Tiger chosen who was a member of the cross country squad as well as the track and field team. She competed in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs during the track season.
A Mathematics and Physics major, Higgins earned All-America honors this year during the indoor and outdoor track seasons in combined events competition. He placed seventh in the heptathlon indoors and was sixth in the decathlon outdoors.
Teten, who graduated with a degree in Business Administration, was a multiple national meet qualifier in the pole vault during his Doane career.
In all sports during 2011-12, Doane placed five student-athletes on the Capital One Academic All-America first team, nine on the second team and five on the third team.