University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Holly Ozanich has been chosen as the NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
At the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship held May 26-28 in Delaware, Ohio, Ozanich, a senior from Green Bay, won the hammer throw with a school-record distance of 200-0 and finished second in the shot put with a mark of 48-7 1/2. Her efforts helped UW Oshkosh score 80 points and capture its ninth NCAA Division III outdoor track and field title.
Competing at the WIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 6-7 in Platteville, Ozanich threw the shot put a distance of 48-4 3/4 to win the event for the third consecutive season. She also won the hammer throw with a mark of 186-9 and placed third in the discus with a measurement of 130-9. Ozanich’s performances helped the Titans capture their 11th WIAC outdoor track and field crown.
Ozanich won the hammer throw and placed fourth in the shot put at the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
UW Oshkosh has owned the USTFCCCA’s NCAA Division III Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year four times, including three in the past six seasons. Previous UW Oshkosh recipients were Tara (Harding) Jaeger in 1997, Robyn Jarocki in 2006 and Ellie Sitek in 2010.