Penn State Earns Men’s Cross Country Weekly Honors; Indiana Claims Women’s Weekly Plaudit
Oct. 18, 2017


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

• Placed third at Penn State National Open in University Park, Pa., helping the host Nittany Lions to a runner-up team finish
• Recorded a time of 25:19 for the 5.2-mile race, good for a one-mile pace of 4:52
• The Nittany Lions’ 2016 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient earns his third career Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor and third this year
• Last Penn State Athlete of the Week: Colin Abert (Sept. 13, 2017)

Women’s Athlete of the Week
Katherine Receveur, Indiana
Jr. – Louisville, Ky. – Assumption

• Recorded the top finish by a Big Ten student at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wis., ending up in 10th place
• Reached the line in 20:00.5 for the 6K race, a one-mile pace of 5:22, and a 14-second improvement over her winning 6K time at the Sam Bell Invitational on Sept. 30
• The 2016 first-team All-Big Ten selection and two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her third career Big Ten Athlete of the Week plaudit and third this year
• Last Indiana Athlete of the Week: Katherine Receveur (Oct. 4, 2017)

2017 Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week
Sept. 6: Colin Abert, Jr., PSU
Sept. 13: Colin Abert, Jr., PSU
Sept. 20: Ben Flanagan, Sr., MICH
Sept. 27: Jesse Reiser, Jr., ILL
Oct. 4: Oliver Hoare, So., WIS
Oct. 18: Colin Abert, Jr., PSU

2017 Big Ten Women’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week
Sept. 6: Jillian Hunsberger, Sr., PSU
Sept. 13: Gina Sereno, Sr., MICH and Jillian Hunsberger, Sr., PSU
Sept. 20: Emma Benner, So., PUR
Sept. 27: Katherine Receveur, Jr., IND
Oct. 4: Katherine Receveur, Jr., IND
Oct. 18: Katherine Receveur, Jr., IND