Johnson, Simpkins Selected For Weekly Accolades

Jordan Johnson (l), Deterrica Simpkins (r)
Jordan Johnson (l), Deterrica Simpkins (r)

Benedictine University's Jordan Johnson and Aurora University's Deterrica Simpkins have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Feb. 6-12, as selected by the league's sports information directors.

Johnson (Tucker, Georgia) won the 60-meter dash (6.90 seconds) and placed second in the 200-meter dash (22.10) with a time that ranks fourth in the nation while the winner came from Division I. He helped the No. 4 Eagles place third as a team at the Chicagoland Championships, second among Division III programs.

Simpkins (St. Petersburg, Florida) won the 200-meter dash at the Chicagoland Championships. Her time of 25.08 seconds set a new school and conference marks and is the second best time in 2017 in Division III.


Other men's nominations: Ryan Njegovan, Aurora; Josh Warren, Concordia Chicago; Jake Roy, Concordia Wisconsin; Jordan Donart, Wisconsin Lutheran;

Other women's nominations: Emma Roberts, Benedictine; Danielle McCormick, Concordia Chicago; Jessica Bilskie, MSOE; Cassie Balts, Wisconsin Lutheran.