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Van Klinken a Semifinalist for The Bowerman

Jun 20, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - After defending her NCAA discus crown and winning silver in the shot put, Jorinde van Klinken is once again a semifinalist for the highest honor in collegiate track and field. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced van Klinken as one of 10 semifinalists for The Bowerman today. Van Klinken was a semifinalist for the same award last year after winning gold in the discus, bronze in the indoor shot put, and taking the world discus lead. In 2022, she won the indoor shot, took silver in the outdoor shot, and defended her discus crown. Van Klinken and California's Camryn Rogers are the lone Pac-12 semifinalists.
Finalists for The Bowerman will be announced on June 27. The Bowerman winner will be announced December 15 as part of the USTFCCCA Convention in Aurora, Colorado. Arizona State has had four finalists since The Boerman's creation in 2009. Turner Washington was a finalist for The Bowerman last season.
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Jorinde van Klinken is one of the most dominant throwers to ever come through ASU, and she's only competed for the Maroon and Gold for two seasons now. The Assen, Netherlands, native went a perfect 14-0 across two discus seasons; she's a six-time All-American and five-time First Team All-American; holds the program discus record, ranks second in the indoor shot record and third in the outdoor shot; has three NCAA gold titles; and was a 2020 Olympian for her country. Van Klinken is set to compete at the European Championships in August before returning to Tempe for her final NCAA indoor season.