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SMSU’s Manteuffel named NCAA Indoor All-American

NEW ORLEANS — Southwest Minnesota State junior Rebecca Manteuffel was named an NCAA Indoor All-American in the weight throw the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Normal policies dictate that All-America honors are awarded based on classifications of performance at the NCAA Championships. Due to the cancellation of the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 13-13 in Birmingham, Ala., the Executive Committee adopted the following criteria:

•Based on the posted start-list for the national championships announced by the NCAA, the following will be recognized as All-America for the 2020 indoor track & field season:

•Individual events: ALL student-athletes listed on the start-list for the anticipated event.

•Relay events: The four student-athletes per anticipated relay who produced the performance that was declared and accepted into their event.

The organization also announced there will not be a distinction of “first-team” or “second-team” to these recognitions.

Manteuffel, a native of Cologne, qualified for the 2020 NCAA Indoor Championships after recording a school record toss of 18.86 meters at the Minnesota State Mark Schuck Open on Jan. 31.

Manteuffel is also a two-time NCAA Outdoor national qualifier and was named NCAA Outdoor All-American in 2019. She placed 18th place in the discus at 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships, before earning All-American honors at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships with an eighth place finish in the discus. She also finished 21st in the shot put at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Manteuffel is a 2017 graduate of Mayer Lutheran High School.

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