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Nicole Zehel
2011-12 Women's Track & Field
EVENTS
Distance
YR.
So./So./So.
HOMETOWN
Wixom, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Lutheran Westland
Nicole Zehel

2012: Competed in the distance events for the Crusaders during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... finished with a top team time of 11:36.90 in the 3,000m steeplechase ... recorded a team best 4:49.9 in the 1,500m run ... finished with a time of 2:28.07 in the 800m run ... earned Horizon League All-Academic Honors.

2011 (Track and Field): Competed in distance during the indoor and outdoor seasons … finished with a time of 5:14.08 in the one mile run at the GVSU Big Meet during the indoor season … posted a 2:30.04 time in the 800 meter run … ran a 11:03.78 3,000 meter run … recorded a time of 11:44.69 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship … finished with a 4:59.29 time in the 1,500 meter run during outdoor competition.

2010 (Cross Country): Ran in all six races in her first season with the Crusaders … ran among Valpo’s top-five runners in all five races with team scores … debuted with a 20th-place finish at the Crusader Open … led Valpo at the Evansville Invitational with a 14th-place finish … ran a season-best 5K time of 19:09.71 at Evansville … also scored for the Crusaders at the Horizon League Championship and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner in track and field for the Warriors … member of conference championship squad in 2010 … an All-Conference honoree each of her final two seasons in the 800m and 1,600m runs, as well as the 4x400m relay … also earned two letters in volleyball and basketball … member of conference championship volleyball teams in 2009 and 2010, the latter of which was state runner-up … played for district champion basketball teams in 2009 and 2010 … All-Academic honoree in all three spots … member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Nicole is the daughter of Bill and Becky Zehel … major is nursing … born June 25, 1992.

2011-12 Women's Track & Field
Malea BuckSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Eileen CarmignaniDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Marissa CraftonJumpsSo./So./So.
Alycia CorralJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Sarah DrozdowskiThrowsSo./So./So.
Kelley FreemanJumpsSo./So./Fr.
Erica FunkThrowsSo./So./So.
Sara GreerThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Katy HawkinsThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Brooke HinstorffJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Claire JohnsonMid-DistanceSo./So./So.
Haley JustSprints/JumpsSo./So./So.
Jessica RichardsonDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Molly RyanDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Grace ShemwellMid-DistanceSo./So./So.
Patty StellfoxDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Jazmin TaylorJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Grace WatkinsDistanceSo./So./So.
Kelli WosickSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Nicole ZehelDistanceSo./So./So.
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo