Carroll athletes
Steven Hermsen at the 2021 NCAA DIII Outdoor Track and Field Championships, where he was crowned the 2021 National Champion in the discus.

Pioneer athletics faced challenges as we all did during 2020, a year that forced a halt to play and out-of-season games, but student-athletes persevered and triumphed, racking up a list of notable accomplishments when they were finally able to compete.

Men’s & Women's Outdoor Track and Field

  • Four National Qualifiers (Junior Steven Hermsen – discus; Graduate student Emily Uitenbroek – hammer; freshman Vanessa Uitenbroek – discus; junior Morgan Davister – discus).
  • Steven Hermsen became a National Champion and All-American in the discus.
  • Emily Uitenbroek became a National Champion and All-American in the hammer.
  • Men’s team finished in third at CCIW conference championship, highest finish at the CCIW championship since 1970.
  • 32 all-conference award winners, including five conference champions (Steven Hermsen – discus and shot put; Emily Uitenbroek – hammer; Morgan Davister – discus; senior Spencer Kirsteatter – 10,000 meter).
  • Steven Hermsen and Emily Uitenbroek were named CCIW Field Athletes of the Conference Meet. Emily Uitenbroek broke the CCIW meet Hammer record. 
  • Three events had records broken (men’s discus, men’s hammer, women’s hammer).
  • Steven Hermsen was named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week.
  • Six CCIW Athlete of the Week Winners (Steven Hermsen (x2), sophomore James Hinkley, Spencer Kirsteatter, Emily Uitenbroek, and Vanessa Uitenbroek).
  • Three USTFCCCA All-Region Selections (Steven Hermsen, Emily Uitenbroek, Vanessa Uitenbroek).
  • Associate Head Coach Pete Delzer was named USTFCCCA Midwest Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year.

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