Bethany  Drake
 Bethany Drake
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sandy, OR

High School:
Sandy

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

Experience:
3V

Indoor Elig.:
SR


07/29/2016

15 Vikings Earn USTFCCCA Academic Awards

WWU had 15 Track & Field student-athletes with at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA and NCAA provisional or automatic mark

07/22/2016

Six Vikings Earn GNAC FAR Academic Awards

FAR awards are presented annually to student-athletes with at least a 3.85 GPA.

07/07/2016

Drake and Reichert Lead Way at Olympic Trials

Bethany Drake, Katie Reichert and Monika Gruszecki represent WWU in the Olympic Trials in Eugene

07/06/2016

Three Vikings Compete at U.S. Olympic Trials

Bethany Drake, Katie Reichert and Monika Gruszecki will compete Thursday in Eugene

06/20/2016

2015-16 WWU Athletics All-Sports Review

WWU completed another successful season finishing 26th in the Directors' Cup standings.

05/14/2016

WWU at GNAC Track & Field Championships

Photos from the 2016 GNAC Track & Field Championships in Monmouth, Oregon

WWU Career: The 2014 NCAA Division II javelin national champion….a two-time NCAA Division II All-American in the javelin ... three-time NCAA II Outdoor National Championships participant and three-time USTFCCCA West Region All-Star ... 2016 GNAC Female Athlete of the Year … competed in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and 2014 U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships … 2016 WWU Co-Female Athlete of the Year ... 2014 USTFCCCA Women’s Field Athlete of the Year as well as 2014 USTFCCCA Women’s Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year ... CoSIDA Academic All-District 8, USTFCCCA All-Academic and All-GNAC Academic selection during her career.

NCAA Javelin Finishes:

  • 2013: 13th place
  • 2014: National Champion (1st place)
  • 2016: 2nd place

2013 (Freshman):

  • 13th at NCAA II Championships with mark of 42.13m/138-3
  • USTFCCCA West Region All-Star
  • 4th at GNAC Championships with mark of 41.42m/135-11
  • Season-best mark of 47.96m/157-4 at the WWU Twilight Track & Field Meet
  • Placed 1st in the javelin at the UPS Quad Meet, Club Northwest Spring Break Open and WWU Twilight Track & Field Meet
  • USTFCCCA West Region Academic All-Star

2014 (Sophomore):

  • 2014 NCAA Division II national champion in the women’s javelin with a winning mark of 50.36m/165-3
  • Competed at U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships, placing 14th with a mark of 47.44m/155-08
  • USTFCCCA All-American
  • USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year
  • USTFCCCA Women’s Division II Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • USTFCCCA DII National Athlete of the Week
  • USTFCCCA West Region All-Star
  • Season-best throw 51.66m/169-6 at UPS Shotwell Invitational to set WWU and GNAC record
  • GNAC Field Athlete of the Week (Feb. 24-March 2)
  • Placed 1st in the javelin at the UPS Quad Meet, UPS Shotwell Invitational, Ralph Vernacchia Track & Field Meet and NCAA Division II National Championships along with placing 2nd at two meets and 3rd at one meet.
  • USTFCCCA Academic All-Star

2015 (Redshirt):

  • Utilized redshirt season due to a back injury.

2016 (Redshirt Junior):

  • Placed 2nd at the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships with a mark of 54.18m/177-9
  • Competed at 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, placing 14th with a mark of 51.87m/170-2
  • USTFCCCA All-American
  • GNAC Female Athlete of the Year
  • WWU Female Co-Athlete of the Year
  • Reset her own GNAC record in the javelin three times during the season
  • Season-best throw of 54.18m/177-9 at the NCAA II Outdoor National Championships
  • GNAC runner-up in the javelin (49.34m/161-10)
  • Named GNAC Field Athlete of the Week on three occasions (Feb. 29-March 6, March 28-April 3, April 25-May 1)
  • Placed 1st at the Puget Sound Invitational, L&C Spring Break Open and Texas State Bobcat Invitational and finished 2nd at four other meets
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 selection
  • USTFCCCA Academic All-Star
  • GNAC Academic All-Star

Personal:
Pursuing Master of Arts in Teaching …. Placed 5th at Oregon Class 5A State Championships as a senior.