Penn State Earns Men’s Cross Country Weekly Honors; Michigan and Penn State Share Women’s Weekly Plaudit
Sept. 13, 2017

Men’s Athlete of the Week
Colin Abert, Penn State
Jr. – Easton, Pa. – Easton

• Earned his second straight individual title, finishing first at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational in University Park, Pa.
• Crossed finish line in 17:31.53 in the 5.2-mile race, a one-mile pace of 4:57
• The Nittany Lions’ 2016 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient earns his second career Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor and second in as many weeks
• Last Penn State Athlete of the Week: Colin Abert (Sept. 6, 2017)

Co-Women’s Athletes of the Week
Gina Sereno, Michigan
Sr. – Madison, Wis. – West

• Guided Michigan to the team title and a perfect score at the Indiana State John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
• Earned the individual title after crossing the finish line in 17:18.6, a one-mile pace of 5:34
• The 2016 first-team All-Big Ten selection earns her first career Big Ten Athlete of the Week plaudit
• Last Michigan Athlete of the Week: Erin Finn (Oct. 19, 2016)

Jillian Hunsberger, Penn State
Sr. – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Mount Lebanon

• Guided Penn State to the team title while also finishing first individually at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational in University Park, Pa.
• Crossed the 6K finish line in 21:07, a one-mile pace of 5:40
• The 2016 first-team All-Big Ten selection and 2015-16 Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her second career Big Ten Athlete of the Week plaudit, and second in as many weeks
• Last Penn State Athlete of the Week: Jillian Hunsberger (Sept. 6, 2017)