AE student Stephanie Ahrens gains All-America honors at NCAA Division I Track meet

AE student Stephanie Ahrens gains All-America honors at NCAA Division I Track meet

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Stephanie Ahrens, an architectural engineering major in The Durham School at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, became the first Division I track and field All-American for University of Nebraska Omaha by tying for eighth place in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Stephanie Ahrens, an architectural engineering major in The Durham School at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, became the first Division I track and field All-American for University of Nebraska Omaha by tying for eighth place in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Stephanie Ahrens, a senior in architectural engineering, took eighth place in the women's high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and became the first athlete in University of Nebraska Omaha program history to earn Division I All-American honors.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering has a unique campus system --with one college in two cities (Lincoln and Omaha) on three campuses, including the Scott Campus in Omaha, where The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction is located in the Peter Kiewit Institute.

Like all engineering students based on Scott Campus, Ahrens enjoys dual enrollment status at UNL and  UNO. 

Competing on a rainy Saturday at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, Ahrens cleared 5 feet, 8 inches on her first attempt, and cleared 5-10 on her third attempt to clinch at least a tie for eighth place.

Ahrens, who earlier this season set the UNO school record in the high jump at 5-11 1/2, was chosen as the school's Marian Ivers Female Athlete of the Year.