PdC alum Bree Doll races at NCAA Championship

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PdC native Bree Doll (right) poses with her University of Illinois Wheelchair teammates at last month’s NCAA D1 Track Championship in Oregon. (Submitted Photo/Illinois Wheelchair Athletics)

By Derick Kelly


2022 Prairie du Chien graduate Bree Doll competed last month at the 2024 NCAA D1 Track and Field Championship Meet at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Euguene, Ore. as a member of the University of Illinois Wheelchair Track and Field and Road Racing Team.

Doll placed eighth at the meet in the Women’s Collegiate Wheelchair 100 Meter Final in a time of 26.18 seconds. The NCAA awards First Team All-American Honors to the top eight finishers in each event at its outdoor track meet.

The NCAA expanded adaptive sports offerings last year including Paralympic Track and Field Wheelchair Races at the D1 championship meet for the first time. 

Doll is the first PdC alum to compete at a NCAA D1 National Championship meet.  PdC alum Ann Mulrooney (fifth place at the 1976 D1 Cross Country meet for the Wisconsin Badgers) competed in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) prior to the NCAA establishing their D1 Women’s Championships in 1981.

Doll joins two other Prairie du Chien High School alums currently competing athletically in the Big Ten (Lily Krahn, Wisconsin Women’s Basketball and Rhett Koenig, Minnesota Wrestling) with a fourth (Blake Thiry, Indiana Football) joining the group in 2025.

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