Alex Linden, Sports Information Director
LINCOLN – Nebraska Wesleyan University women’s track and field program continued to add to their impressive season on Tuesday when three Prairie Wolves athletes were named to the Google Cloud/CoSIDA Division III Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Academic All-American® team. Senior Elizabeth Jones was named the women’s CoSIDA Academic All-American® team Member of the Year. Twin sister Kaylee Jones joins her on the 1st-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American® team while teammate Anna Frazier was voted to the 2nd-Team.
Nebraska Wesleyan now has 181 CoSIDA Academic All-American® selections to rank 7th among all institutions in the nation regardless of division. The Prairie Wolves had two men’s track and field athletes named Academic All-American® today as well.
Elizabeth Jones (Omaha, Neb./Millard North HS) is an exercise science major with a 3.92 GPA. This is her third CoSIDA Academic All-American® honor and second straight year she was named to the 1st team. She becomes the second NWU women’s track and field athlete to earn Academic All-American® of the Year recognition joining Erin Powell in 2006. Elizabeth is one of three NWU women’s track athletes to become a three-time Academic All-American®.
Jones is a seven-time National Champion in the 4×400 relay. As a senior she ran the second leg of the 4×400 relays that won the national title at both the indoor and outdoor championships. She placed 3rd in the 400 meters at the NCAA III Indoor championships and was 4th at the NCAA III Outdoor meet. As a junior, Elizabeth was the national runner-up in the 400 indoors. She placed 3rd at the 2018 and 2017 outdoor championships.
A 12-time All-American, she ranks second in NWU history in number of All-American awards. Jones is an 11-time conference champion, 19-time All-Conference performer and holds five school records.
Kaylee Jones (Omaha, Neb./Millard North HS) has a 3.92 GPA in exercise science. This is also her third CoSIDA Academic All-American® award and second straight year of being a 1st-Team selection. She joins sister Elizabeth as one of three NWU women’s track athletes to earn the award three times.
She ran anchor on the 4×400 relay team that won the national championship at both the indoor and outdoor NCAA III Championships and has been a part of seven straight national championships. Including all four outdoor championships she ran in.
Kaylee was the 2019 NCAA III National Runner-up in the 400 meters at the outdoor championships. Three other times, she earned All-American honors in the 400 placing 4th at the 2018 indoor meet, 5th outdoors as a junior and 6th at the 2017 outdoor meet. She is an 11-time NCAA All-American, ranking fifth in school history.
Anna Frazier (Omaha, Neb./Millard North HS) joins her high school teammates on the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-American® team to earn her first career recognition appearing on the 2nd-Team. She has a 3.84 GPA in exercise science.
Frazier was part of two national championship relay teams as a senior running the opening leg of the race. She now has four national championships in the 4×400 relay, winning the title at both the indoor and outdoor championships the past two seasons.
As a senior, Frazier earned two All-American awards at the outdoor championships running on the first place 4×400 relay and the 7th place 4×100 relay team. She ends her career as a six-time NCAA III All-American with four national championships.
This is the fifth straight season that Nebraska Wesleyan women’s track and field/cross country has produced a CoSIDA Academic All-American®. The program now has a total of 21 Academic All-American® awards won by 12 different athletes.