Award History
NJCAA DIII OTF National Awards

2021 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Awards

National Men's Track Athlete of the Year

Denslow, a sophomore from Clarksville, Missouri, was named National Men’s Track Athlete of the Year. He turned in an incredible performance at the 2021 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships with victories in the 800 (1:59.27), 1500 (4:03.44) and 5000 (15:58.73), plus a runner-up effort with the 4×800 relay and a leg of the third-place 4×400 relay. During the regular season, Denslow topped the Descending Order List in each of those individual events.

National Women's Track Athlete of the Year

Kibler, a sophomore from Warrenville, Illinois, was named National Women’s Track Athlete of the Year. She had her hand in four event titles at the 2021 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, winning the 400 and 800 as an individual and running a leg of the first-place 4×400 and 4×800 relay teams. Kibler also finished fourth in the 5000. During the regular season, Kibler topped the Descending Order List in both the 400 and 800.

National Men's Field Athlete of the Year

Bunyard, a sophomore from Columbia, Maryland, was named National Men’s Field Athlete of the Year. He scored 38 points in field events at the 2021 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, with victories in both the decathlon (5476) and javelin (42.66m/140-0) and third-place efforts in the discus, long jump and shot put. During the regular season, his name was all over the Descending Order List and he put up 5908 points in an early April.

National Women's Field Athlete of the Year

Early, a freshman from Ellicott City, Maryland, was named National Women’s Field Athlete of the Year. She scored 32 points in field events at the 2021 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships thanks to a discus-hammer-shot put triple and finishing fifth in the javelin. During the regular season, Early topped the Descending Order List in both the discus and shot put and sat top-5 in the hammer and javelin.

National Men's Coach of the Year

Cervanka, in his ninth year as head coach at College of DuPage, led the Chaps to a national title at the 2021 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 185 points. During the regular season, College of DuPage was ranked No. 1 in the National TFRI each week.

National Women's Coach of the Year

Cervanka, in his ninth year as head coach at College of DuPage, led the Chaps to a national title at the 2021 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 196 points. During the regular season, College of DuPage was ranked No. 1 in the National TFRI each week.

National Men's Assistant Coach of the Year

Stratton, in her first year as an assistant coach at College of DuPage, helped the Chaps win the national title at the 2021 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. College of DuPage athletes under her direction scored 53 points, which included event titles in the 3000-meter steeplechase and the 4×800 relay.