Geubelle Tabbed as National Athlete of the Week
Feb. 4, 2013
NEW ORLEANS – Senior horizontal jumper Andrea Geubelle was named the Division I National Athlete of the week Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Geubelle won the long jump at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City over the weekend with a school record and nation-leading mark of 6.69 meters (21-11.5 ft.).
Geubelle, who hails from University Place, Wash., had a career-day inside the Armory Track & Field Center in downtown New York City last Friday afternoon. The senior not only broke the Kansas school record but also the meet record, hitting a mark of 6.69 meters (21-11.5 ft.) on her fifth attempt of the day.
Her mark is just a quarter of an inch shy of the collegiate all-time top-10 performers list, and broke the previous Kansas indoor record by 11 inches. Hers is the farthest jump in the nation this season by 11 inches, and ranks her seventh in the world in 2013. She also owns the No. 2 spot on the Division I triple jump performance list.
In its first year of existence the National Athlete of the Week is awarded to six collegiate track & field and cross country athletes (male and female for each of the three NCAA divisions) each Monday by the USTFCCCA office. The award spotlights exceptional performances by student-athletes from around the nation.
Geubelle will join her No. 2-ranked women’s squad as the Jayhawks travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to take part in the Tyson Invitational Feb. 8-9. Log on to KUAthletics.com and follow on Twitter at @KU_Track for updates and results throughout the event.
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