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Nikki Lessig - Courtesy BGSU Athletic Department A native of Westerville, Ohio (Westerville North HS), Nikki Lessig was the first BGSU female ever to earn a spot in two events at the NCAA meet. She finished seventh in the shot put at the 1994 NCAA indoor meet, becoming the first female NCAA indoor track A-A in school history, and followed that up by again finishing seventh in the country at the 1995 meet.

Lessig set the school shot put records - both indoor (51-4 1/2) and outdoor (50-1 /34) - in 1994, and was a two-time indoor All-American in the shot. She set the BGSU indoor mark at the NCAA meet in '94. Lessig finished 10th in the discus in the 1994 NCAA meet, and was 11th in the shot. She also qualified in the discus as a senior, placing 10th at the national outdoor meet. Lessig increased her own school record in four consecutive indoor meets in the 1994 campaign. She is the niece of former BGSU athletics director Jim Lessig.

She was inducted into the BGSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

(Information on this page courtesy bgsufalcons.com press release, September 27, 2005.)
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