Van Klinken named All-America Academic Team of the Year

AUSTIN, TX- Playoff honors keep rolling for Jorinde van Klinken! For the second season in a row, the native of Assen, Netherlands earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Van Klinken also earned the CoSIDa Academic All-America Team Member of the Year award, the highest academic honor among Division I track and field student-athletes. Van Klinken compiled a 4.00 GPA in his program of global management and world trade. She is one of four first-team Pac-12 academic stars and is the second consecutive Sun Devil T&F athlete to earn Team Member of the Year honors after TurnerWashington last season.

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Van Klinken semi-finalist for The Bowerman

Jorinde van Klinken was absolutely dominant in just two years at Arizona State. The six-time All-American has three NCAA titles, a program record, is a semi-finalist for The Bowerman for the second straight season, was a Tokyo 2020 Olympian and went undefeated on record in two years (14-0).

Van Klinken claims her first first-team Academic All-America award after making the second team in 2021. The grad concluded her two-year outdoor career in ASU track and field by defending her disc title at the Championships in NCAA Division I on June 11 in Eugene, Oregon. She won Pac-12 Female Field Athlete of the Year after the 2021 and 2022 outdoor seasons; she won both shot put and discus at the 2022 Pac-12 Championships after winning discus gold at the 2021 Conference Championships; she won the 2022 NCAA indoor shooting title and followed that up by winning the 2022 NCAA discus title; she won silver in that year’s shot put final; and she holds the discus program record. Van Klinken also won ASU’s Heather Farr Award earlier this spring.

Jorinde van Klinken Career honors

2022 The Bowerman semi-finalist
The Bowerman 2021 Semi-Finalist
2022 West Region Indoor Female Field Athlete of the Year
2021 Outdoor West Region Female Field Athlete of the Year

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Discus, 14th overall, did not make it past qualifying (61.15m/200.62ft)

All America Honors
2022 CoSIDA Academic All-American + Academic All-American Team Member of the Year
2022 NCAA Outdoor Shot Put (First Team, Silver Medal)
2022 NCAA Record (Champion)
2022 NCAA Indoor Shot Put Champion
2021 CoSIDA Academic All-American (second team)
Disc 2021 (Champion)
2021 Outdoor Shot Put (Second Team, 12th Place)
2021 Indoor Shot Put (First Team, Bronze Medal)

ASU Honors
Heather Farr Student-Athlete Award Recipient

In 1994, the Heather Farr Award was established to recognize the student-athlete who best combines academics, athleticism, sportsmanship, and a commitment to community while maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA. The Heather Farr Award was named in honor of one of the most successful student-athletes in school history, who died in November 1993 after a long and valiant battle with breast cancer.

Brands in the ASU Top 10
Indoor – Shot Put – 19.08m/62-7.25 (2nd)
Away – Discus Throw – 70.22m/230-4 (1st)
Away – Shot Put – 18.75m (61-6.25) (3rd)

Conference honors
2022 Pac-12 Female Athlete of the Year
2022 Pac-12 Shot Put and Discus Champion
2021 Pac-12 Women’s Discus Champion
2021 Pac-12 Female Athlete of the Year
2x Pac-12 Athlete of the Week (April 26, 2022 | March 25, 2021)

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