As we prepare for another exciting school year, we will look back at 2012-13 and highlight the top stories. Today, we look back at the remarkable senior year of Marian Bevington. In volleyball, Bevington was named an AVCA All-America honorable mention. At the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track Championships, Bevington placed seventh in the long jump to earn All-American honors.
Next year, Bevington will join the track & field coaching staff at Heidelberg while she pursues a master’s degree.
The story below contains elements from various profiles, recaps and record books.
Most college athletes will compete for four years and never achieve All-American status.
Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway) is not most athletes.
With a seventh place finish in the long jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Bevington finished her storied multi-sport career with her fifth All-American honor.
One of three Student Princes competing at the meet hosted by Wisconsin-La Crosee, Bevington jumped 5.83m in her fifth attempt. This is her third top-eight finish at the Outdoor Championships.
"Marian is so deserving of her All-American performance today," said head coach Briana Hess. "She fought through adversity with some injuries through indoor and outdoor and still went out with a bang."
For Heidelberg volleyball, Bevington is second in career kills and third in career blocks. She was an All-American honorable mention in 2011 and 2012.
"She is leaving behind some big shoes to fill," concluded Hess.
School Records & Marks
Indoor Track: 55-Meter Hurdles - 8.54s
Indoor Track: Pentathlon - 2973
Outdoor Track: 100-Meter Hurdles -14.95s
Volleyball: Kills – 1,414 (second place)
Volleyball: Blocks - 444 (third place)