SignUp
Griep earned all-conference honors with a discus throw of 45.16. meters.
Griep runner-up in discus, nabs All-Big Sky honors
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Thursday 05/11/2013 21:23:20 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available

PORTLAND, Ore. – University of North Dakota freshman thrower Molly Griep earned all-conference honors in the discus this afternoon on the final day of the 2013 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship.

Griep, a Whitewater, Wis., native, was the runner-up in the discus with a throw of 45.16 meters (148’2”), finishing behind only Northern Arizona’s Julia Viberg.

Sacramento State won its sixth consecutive Big Sky women’s outdoor championship, amassing 155.5 points. Host Portland State was the runner-up with 110 points. North Dakota, in its first year as a Big Sky member, placed 11th.

In addition to Griep, three other competitors also scored for North Dakota.

Sophomore Rochelle Robb (Bull Bay, Jamaica) placed fourth in the high jump, reaching a mark of 1.64 meters (5’4.5”).

A pair of runners cracked the top in the 400-meter hurdles. Senior Kirsten Haas (Belgrade, Mont.) was fifth with a time of 1 minute, 1.59 seconds, while junior Anne Van Heel (Forest Lake, Minn.) was eighth with a time of 1:07.36.

Also of note, freshman Ke-Ke Burks (Madison, Wis.) joined Griep in the discus finals, where she placed ninth with a throw of 42.47 meters (139’4”).

Notes: Weber State’s Amber Henry was named Women’s Most Valuable Athlete, while Portland State’s Joenisha Vinson and Montana’s Lindsey Hall were named Women’s Outstanding co-Performers.

Forty-three named Big Sky Winter All-Academic
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota placed 43 student-athletes on the 2013-14 Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic Team that was released by the conference office on Wednesday. MORE
Sannes signed to National Letter of Intent
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota head baseball coach Jeff Dodson announced Drew Sannes has signed a National Letter of Intent to join his club in the fall of 2014. Sannes, a... MORE
#DayByDay - Spring Football Practice Report No. 13
For the first time this spring, the North Dakota football team practiced on its home field and head coach Bubba Schweigert was pleased with what he saw on the turf at the Alerus Center. MORE
Captains announced for 2014
University of North Dakota soccer head coach Matt Kellogg announced the trio that will captain his squad for the 2014 season. MORE
UND Football Spring Kids Clinic set for April 26
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Parents, sign your children up for this year's FREE UND Football Spring Kids Clinic to be held at the Alerus Center on April 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m prior to UND's... MORE