Devine not only captured first place in the shot put event with a personal toss of 49-9 3/4 and out distanced any other throw in the NCIS this season by nearly four feet, she currently stands as the top-ranked shot putter in all of NCAA Division II.
The junior also took first place in the weight throw with a distance of 48-11 3/4.
The award is the fourth of Devine's collegiate career. She follows Joe Remitz (Jr., North Branch, Minn.) as the only other BSU track and field student-athlete to garner the award in 2007.
She shares athlete of the week accolades with: Wayne State’s (Neb.) Rachel Roebke (women's track), MSU Moorhead’s Derik Bruggeri (men's track) and Jeremy VanVeen from Northern State (men's field).
Devine and the rest of the Bemidji State track and field teams will be back in action this weekend (Feb. 10) as they travel to St. Cloud, Minn. for the Husky Open. A portion of the team will then head on to Aberdeen, S.D. to compete in the 2007 NSIC Indoor Championship Multi Events (Feb. 12-13).