Nassos Named the UAA Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week

Photo by Marco Quaroni/WashU Athletics
Photo by Marco Quaroni/WashU Athletics

St. Louis, Mo., May 29, 2018 – Junior Heidi Nassos of the third place finishing Washington University in St. Louis women's track & field team was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the association on Tuesday.

Nassos played a crucial role in the Bears placing third at the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships. She finished her junior season with a pair of All-American placements. Nassos was the 2018 national runner-up in the pole vault, clearing 3.80m.

She followed Thursday's effort with an All-American performance in the triple jump on Saturday. Entering nationals as the 13th-ranked triple jumper, Nassos set the tone for the first flight of jumps with a distance of 11.64m on her first attempt. She proceeded to 11.69m which qualified her for the finals and duplicated the distance to break a tie with another individual for eighth place and an additional All-American honor.

Nassos earned the UAA outdoor honor for the fourth time this season and the eighth time in her career. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears offseason awards and accolades by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.