La CROSSE, Wisc. - Heidelberg University senior Nate Davis (Dayton/Stivers) is going to have to build a bigger trophy shelf.
After winning the high jump at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in March, Davis repeated the feat at the Outdoor Championships on Friday.
Davis was the only man to clear the bar at 6'11.5" at the meet hosted by Wisconsin-La Crosse.
"Nate goes out and has fun. He makes it look so easy," said head coach Briana Hess. "He's an amazing competitor and puts in the work to gain the prize."
With the outdoor title, Davis is now a five-time All-American. He was a first team All-OAC selection in basketball this season and surpassed the 1,000 point plateau. He is the career leader in blocked shots and had a dunk featured on ESPN SportsCenter's Top Ten.
Davis joins Greg Tyson and Judy Bataille as the only Student Princes to claim two individual national titles. Tyson won the indoor long jump crowns in 2006 and 2007. Bataille sprinted to the title in the indoor 55m in 2008 and 2009.
Monica Scott claimed Heidelberg's first national championship in 1985 in the high jump.
Freshman Mary Beth Boyden (Somerset/Sheridan) will look to become the third Student Prince to win a spot on the podium in 2013 when she competes in the shot put on Saturday. Senior Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway) placed seventh in the long jump on Thursday.
"Nate will be very hard to replace. He will be missed," said Hess.