KU's Geubelle Honored as Outstanding Woman in Athletics

April 9, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas track & field senior horizontal jumper Andrea Geubelle was named the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Woman Student in Athletics award, it was announced Tuesday night by the University of Kansas. Geubelle was recognized at the annual Women’s Recognition Program, which honors outstanding women in the KU community and is the second-consecutive track & field athlete to earn the honor as Rebeka Stowe received the award last year.

Geubelle, who hails from University Place, Wash., is a four-year letterwinner for the Jayhawk track & field program and has already left her mark as one of the top female athletes in the program’s history. A three-time NCAA Champion, Geubelle will graduate from KU with a long list of athletic accolades. She 10-time First Team All-American in the indoor and outdoor long and triple jumps and was named the 2013 Female field Athlete of the Year following her dual event national championships at this season’s NCAA Indoor Championships. She has claimed three Big 12 Championships in the triple jump and currently holds both the school’s indoor and outdoor records in the event.

Not only has Geubelle excelled on the long and triple jump runways, but she is just as driven and successful in the classroom. A community health major, Geubelle was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team last season. Furthermore, she has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s and Athletics Director’s Honor Rolls each of the last three years while at Kansas. She will graduate in December with a degree in community health and minor in communications.

Despite her busy schedule of practice, meets and class, Geubelle has found time to contribute to her community as well, volunteering at such events as the Special Olympics, Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community, the L.I.N.K. kitchen, which provides hot meals for the homeless and underprivileged in Lawrence.

At KU’s inaugural Rock Chalk Awards last fall, Geubelle was recognized by Kansas Athletics as the recipient of the True Blue Award, given to a student-athlete who demonstrates devotion to excellence in academics and athletics while advancing Kansas Athletics through participation in various student organizations and community service projects.

Geubelle is one of 29 Kansas women who were honored with a wide variety of Women’s Recognition Awards. Twenty-five outstanding female students in on-campus housing or sororities were also honored. These awards were established to honor KU female students, staff, faculty and alumnae who have enriched and improved the campus and community through their service, teaching or involvement. The program is sponsored by the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center, the Commission on the Status of Women and the Office of Diversity and Equity.

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