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March 21, 2024

Brynn King Named Division II National Indoor Field Athlete Of The Year

Brynn King holds pole as she runs up for an attempt.

Roberts Wesleyan University's Brynn King has added another prestigious honor to her long list of awards for the 2023-24 indoor track and field season.

King, the NCAA Division II women's pole vault champion, was named the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Wednesday afternoon.

The award caps a spectacular season that saw King break the NCAA Division II women's pole vault record eight times, including setting the current mark of 4.65 meters (15-feet, 3-inches) at the NCAA DII Championships on March 8 in Pittsburg, Kan.

King, who earned first-team All-America honors, is Roberts Wesleyan's first NCAA Division II champion. She was named DII East Region Field Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA last week and was the organization's DII Women's Athlete of the Week five times during the regular season.

King, a fifth-year student from The Woodlands, Texas, was also named the 2024 East Coast Conference Indoor Track & Field Women's Athlete of the Year as well as ECC Field Athlete of the Week five times.

Her championship-winning effort of 4.65 meters was the best in all levels of the NCAA throughout the indoor season and she owns nine of the 10 best indoor performances in NCAA Division II women's pole vault history. King's indoor mark also ranks fifth all-time in NCAA history.

King holds a degree in Evolutionary Anthropology from Duke University and transferred to Roberts Wesleyan in 2023. She is coached by Roberts alum and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jenn Suhr.

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