La CROSSE, Wisc. - 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.
LOOKING AHEAD: Nate Davis (Dayton/Stivers) will compete in the high jump on Friday. Davis won the title during the Indoor Championships in March. Mary Beth Boyden (Somerset/Sheridan) will compete in the shot put on Saturday.