Vaulting to Victory

  • Student
Lissa (Grashorn) Diaz '07

Junior Danielle (Dani) Wojciechowski ’19, a physical and health education major, has made an indelible mark on the women’s track and field team. In her first season as a Bethel Pilot, the transfer student from Roselle, Ill., claimed not one but two NAIA national championships in the women’s pole vault (both indoor and outdoor).

She became the first women’s track and field athlete in Bethel history to win an individual national title and the first athlete in the history of the program to capture multiple titles. Additionally, she finished the season as a four-time all-American, Crossroads League Champion and five-time Crossroads League Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, and set both indoor and outdoor women’s pole vault records for the Pilots.

But she hasn’t let the success go to her head. She sees it as a platform to share with others about her college and her faith.

“It’s really awesome to get Bethel’s name out there,” she says. “Every time I jump, I realize that this is a huge challenge that God has given me and I give glory to Him.”

  • Physical and Health Education