Adriane Blewitt, Ashland: NCAA DII Athlete Hall of Fame, Class of 2018

Adriane Blewitt is one of the most accomplished throwers in NCAA Division II history. A 13-time NCAA Division II All-American (eight outdoors, five indoors) in the shot put, discus, hammer and weight throw, the product out of Youngstown, Ohio, few have achieved what she has in her career.

Blewitt captured NCAA Division II titles with three different implements, winning four in the shot put (2002 & 2003 indoor and outdoor), two discus (2001 & 2003 outdoor) and one weight throw (2003 indoor). Her 2003 shot put titles both stand as NCAA Division II Championship records, as her indoor throw traveled 17.57m (57-7¾) before hitting a mark of 17.54m (57-6½) during the outdoor campaign.

Historically, Blewitt’s name peppers the NCAA Division II record books. Her outdoor mark of 17.99m (59-0¼) at the Georgia Tech Invitational on May 16, 2003 remains an NCAA Division II outdoor record, and she holds the five best throws, as well as eight of the top-10 in the event. Indoor, she owns the second-best shot put mark in history, a mark that stood as the NCAA Division II record until the 2017 season. She is also the 10th-best performer in the hammer throw in NCAA Division II outdoor history.

Blewitt also got it done in the classroom, picking up two First-Team Academic All-American honors. She competed at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials just a few months after enduring chemotherapy due to being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 23. In 2008, she competed again at the U.S. Olympic Trials.