VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota pole vaulter Bethany Buell was named The Summit League’s May/June Female Athlete of the Month in a league release on Friday. It’s the second Athlete of the Month Award of her career. Buell tied the NCAA’s outdoor championship pole vault record while winning the title with a mark of 14 feet, 7¼ inches on June 7. She was also named Summit League Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year for the second-straight year earlier this week. Buell finished the season with a best vault of 14-7½, which was the best mark in the nation.
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