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Van Klinken Named Academic All-America Team Member of the Year

Jun 21, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas - The postseason honors keep rolling in for Jorinde van Klinken! For the second consecutive season the Assen, Netherlands, native has earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Van Klinken also earned the CoSIDa Academic All-America Team Member of the Year award, the highest academic honor among Division I track and field student-athletes. Van Klinken compiled a 4.00 cumulative grade-point average in her global management and global business program. She's one of four Pac-12 First Team Academic All-Americans and is the second-consecutive Sun Devil T&F athlete to earn Team Member of the Year honors following Turner Washington last season.
Full CoSIDA release
Van Klinken a Semifinalist for The Bowerman


Jorinde van Klinken has been absolutely dominant in just two years at Arizona State. The six-time All-American has three NCAA titles, a program record, is a semi-finalist for The Bowerman for the second straight season, was a Tokyo 2020 Olympian, and went undefeated in the discus over two years (14-0).
Van Klinken claims her inaugural first team Academic All-America award after making the second team in 2021. The graduate student concluded her two-year outdoor ASU track and field career by defending her discus title at the NCAA Division I championships June 11 in Eugene, Oregon. She won the Pac-12 women's Field Athlete of the Year award following both the 2021 and 2022 outdoor seasons; she won both the shot put and the discus at the 2022 Pac-12 championships after claiming gold in the discus in the 2021 conference championships; she won the 2022 NCAA indoor shot title and followed that by winning the 2022 NCAA discus title; she earned silver in this year's shot put final; and she holds the program discus record. Van Klinken also earned ASU's Heather Farr Award earlier this spring.
Jorinde van Klinken Career Honors
2022 The Bowerman semi-finalist
2021 The Bowerman semi-finalist
2022 Indoor West Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year
2021 Outdoor West Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Discus, 14th overall, did not advance out of qualifying (61.15m/200.62 feet)

All-America Honors
2022 CoSIDA Academic All-American + Academic All-American Team Member of the Year
2022 NCAA outdoor shot put (First team, silver medal)
2022 NCAA discus (Champion)
2022 NCAA indoor shot put champion
2021 CoSIDA Academic All-Ameircan (second team)
2021 discus (Champion)
2021 outdoor shot put (second team, 12th place)
2021 indoor shot put (First team, bronze medal)
ASU Honors
Awarded the Heather Farr Student-Athlete Award
In 1994 the Heather Farr Award was established to recognize the female student-athlete who best combines academics, athletics, sportsmanship, and a commitment to the community while maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA. The Heather Farr Award was named in honor of one of the most successful female student-athletes in school history who died in November 1993 after a long, valiant fight against breast cancer.
Marks in ASU Top-10
Indoor - Shot Put - 19.08m/62-7.25 (2nd)
Outdoor - Discus Throw - 70.22m/230-4 (1st)
Outdoor - Shot Put - 18.75m (61-6.25) (3rd)
Conference Honors
2022 Pac-12 Women's Field Athlete of the Year
2022 Pac-12 Shot Put and Discus Champion
2021 Pac-12 Women's Discus Champion
2021 Pac-12 Women's Field Athlete of the Year
2x Pac-12 Athlete of the Week (April 26, 2022 | March 25, 2021)