LINCOLN – Aspen Rolfes and Trent Koehler of the Nebraska Wesleyan track and field program were named 2021 First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. NWU now has 187 Academic All-Americans, which ranks ninth nationally across all divisions.
Rolfes was tabbed as a first-team Academic All-American, which joins a third-team selection last year. Rolfes was a four-time National Champion, eight-time All-American, and NWU’s 2021 Outstanding Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Rolfes also earned a 2021 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, four USTFCCCA All-Region accolades, and 18 All-Conference awards in her career. Rolfes graduated with an Exercise Science degree and had a 3.90 GPA and is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska (Lincoln Pius X High School).
Koehler was voted as a first-team Academic All-American for back-to-back years to join a third-team accolade in 2019. Additionally, Koehler was a four-time All-American in the long jump, 13-time All-Conference honoree, and four-time USTFCCCA All-Region selection. Koehler was a 2021 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient and the 2018 American Rivers Conference indoor long jump champion. Koehler graduated with a degree in biology and had a 3.64 GPA and is a native of York, Nebraska (York High School).
It is the 10th straight year, Nebraska Wesleyan has had multiple CoSIDA Academic All-American selections. NWU has had at least one student-athlete receive the accolade every since 1983. As a men’s track and field/cross country program, the Prairie Wolves are tied fourth in all divisions with 28 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and tied for fifth with 22 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans as women’s track and field/cross country program.