ALLENDALE, Mich. (GVSU Track Complex) -- Thrower Zoe Carrasco’s illustrious career with the Bemidji State University track & field team was capped Saturday with All-American honors at the 2021 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Allendale, Mich., on the campus of Grand Valley State University.
Carrasco recorded an 11th-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 14.13 meters (46-feet-4.25-inches) to earn a spot on the All-American Second Team. She opened the event with a foul on the first throw before moving into 14th with a toss of 13.36m (43-10.00). Carrasco qualified for All-American contention with her third and final throw of the day.
West Texas A&M University junior Zada Swoopes won the event with a throw of 17.00m (55-9.25).
Carrasco ends her career at BSU as a one-time outdoor and two-time indoor All-American. She earned her first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference title in the shot put this season, which was a BSU program record and good enough for USTFCCCA All-Central Region honors. Carrasco leaves with three of the outdoor program’s top 10 shot put marks and the top five marks in the hammer throw all-time.
Carrasco is the first Beaver to earn outdoor All-America for the program since Kristi Buerkle in 2011 and the first BSU thrower to earn the honor since Sheena Devine in 2008.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).