Huebner shines on and off track

NMU runner earns GLIAC Commissioner's Award

BAY CITY — Senior Shayla Huebner of the Northern Michigan University women’s track and field team has been named a Commissioner’s Award recipient from the GLIAC for the winter season.

The Marquette Senior High School graduate was one of six female student-athletes at conference member schools to be recognized with this award for their academic and athletic success.

Huebner finished sixth in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships, posting a time of 2 minutes, 9.73 seconds to break her own NMU record and earn All-American honors.

She was also a part of the 4-by-400 relay that finished 11th at the national meet held March 8-9 at Pittsburg State (Kansas).

On Feb. 23-24, Huebner was runner-up in the 800 at the GLIAC Indoor Championships and helped the 4-by-400 relay break a school record to also place second.

Huebner was listed in those two events as all-region for the second straight year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

In the classroom, she is a sport science major with a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average through the fall semester. Between track and field and cross country, Huebner has been named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence team each season she has been eligible.

Huebner is the seventh Wildcats athlete honored with the GLIAC Commissioners Award and first of the current season.

It’s also her second Commissioner’s Award after winning the award during the previous winter season as well.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is