11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
Women's track and field
A key contributor to Central’s 1982 NCAA Division III women’s track and field title, Broek was one of the top sprinters in school history. The 1982 women’s meet was the first ever staged by the NCAA The Sioux Center native ran the lead leg of Central’s 1982 and 1983 national championship 4x100 meter relay units and helped the foursome place second at the 1981 AIAW Division III meet while finishing second in the 800 meter medley relay as well. The 4x100 relay’s 1982 title-winning time of 47.43 seconds still stands as a Central record. Broek also placed third in the NCAA 100 meters in 1982. She was part of a Dutch track and field dynasty as the squad rolled up huge margins in winning state AIAW meets in 1980, 1981 and 1982 and the first Iowa Conference women’s track and field meet in 1983. A classroom standout as well, Broek was the first Central female to receive both an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and CoSIDA Academic All-America distinction. She received a master’s degree at the University of Iowa and became associate director of health services at Macalester College (Minn.).