11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
Women's cross country, women's track and field
Nolte won or shared team MVP honors three times for powerful Central cross country teams, despite a series of injuries. A three-time national qualifier, she fought back from career-threatening injuries and illness just prior to the 1981 season to become Central's top finisher in five of the year's first six races, winning two titles. Nolte, a native of Mason City, helped propel Central to its first NCAA Division III women's team championship that season, earning All-America honors by placing seventh. Nolte set Central's two-mile record (11:19) and still ranks third on Central's all-time top 5,000-meter runner list (18:00.5). She was also a three-time letterwinner in track and field, earning high place finishes in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at AIAW state and regional meets.
Nolte earned a master's degree at Iowa State University and a doctoral degree in clinical physiology from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm , Sweden . She received a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and later was employed there as a research assistant professor and laboratory technician. Nolte also served as clinical research coordinator at Arizona Heart Institute before becoming regulatory and clinical project manager for MED Institute, Inc. in West Lafayette , Ind.
Still an avid runner, Nolte ran the St. Louis Marathon and hopes to run the Boston and Chicago marathons as well..