One can talk about combining events, and Lindsay Lettow has accomplishments there among the very best.
It’s when you include other areas of a student-athlete’s world where Lettow is among a select few.
Lettow won four NCAA Division II titles in combined events – sweeping the 2011 and 2012 indoor pentathlon and outdoor heptathlon – in amassing 16 All-American honors in her athletic career at Central Missouri. Her indoor titles both came with meet records – still the only athlete to win those events with that distinction – while her 2012 outdoor score of 5748 remains the second-highest winning score in meet history.
Her awards include being named USTFCCCA National Women’s Field Athlete of the Year four times, combining indoor and outdoor, along with countless Academic All-America honors. In 2012, she entered MIAA rarified air, becoming just the third female in conference history to win the Ken B. Jones Award two times as the conference’s top female student-athlete.
Add to that in 2013 earning an NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award, which recognizes former athletes for successes on the field, in the classroom and in the community. She was one just two NCAA DII student-athletes with that honor in 2013.
She finished her athletic career with nine school records and won the Dr. Peggy Martin Award as Central Missouri’s top female senior student-athlete. She made the Dean’s List at UCM every semester and graduated with a 3.84 GPA in psychology and was awarded a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, one of only 29 female student-athletes in the country to be awarded the scholarship from the 2011-12 winter season.
Lettow is the fourth athlete from Central Missouri to be inducted into the USTFCCCA NCAA DII Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame.