Illinois and Michigan State Take Home Women's Indoor Track and Field Weekly Accolades




Jan. 21, 2013

Track Athlete of the Week
Samantha Murphy, Illinois
Jr. – Perth, Ontario – St. John Catholic 

  • Posted a first-place finish in the 800-meter run (2:08.12) at the Illini Classic
  • Her effort ranks first in the Big Ten and third in the NCAA this season
  • Earns the second indoor track and field award of her career
  • Last Illinois Indoor Track Athlete of the Week: Samantha Murphy (Jan. 14, 2013)

Field Athlete of the Week
Beth Rohl, Michigan State
Sr. – New Buffalo, Mich. – New Buffalo   

  • Placed first in the weight throw (21.27 meters) and fourth in the shot put (12.99 meters) at the Notre Dame Invitational
  • Her effort in the weight throw was a school record and ranks third in the country this season
  • Earns the second indoor track and field award of her career
  • Last Michigan State Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: Tori Franklin (Feb. 13, 2012)

2012-13 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Dec. 12                 T: Kelsey Duerksen, Sr., IND
                               F: Courtney Woodard, Sr., IND

Jan. 14                  T: Samantha Murphy, Jr., ILL
                               T: Kelsey Duerksen, Sr., IND
                               F: Marlene Ricketts, Jr., PSU


 

 

Jan. 21                  T: Samantha Murphy, Jr., ILL
                               F: Beth Rohl, Sr., MSU