Omaha’s Ibisevic, ORU’s Milos Tabbed August/September Athletes of the Month

Omaha’s Ibisevic, ORU’s Milos Tabbed August/September Athletes of the Month
ELMHURST, Ill. - The Summit League has selected Omaha men's soccer player Elvir Ibisevic (Johnston, Iowa) as the Male Athlete of the Month and Oral Roberts volleyball player Laura Milos (Porec, Croatia) as the Female Athlete of the Month for August/September.
 
Ibisevic earns his first career Athlete of the Month honor after snagging two Summit League Offensive Player of the Week awards, Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week honors, United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week designation and being tabbed the UTRGV Tournament Offensive MVP. The sophomore forward set a school single-match record when he scored three goals against then-No. 17 Virginia Tech. He needed just over 10 minutes to score the second-fastest hat trick in D1 soccer history. His efforts have guided Omaha to a 7-2-2 record and helped earn the program's first National Top 10 ranking earlier this season.
 
Milos collects the second Athlete of the Month award in her career after earning two Summit League Offensive Player of the Week honors to break a volleyball league record for most weekly honors (13). The senior outside hitter led Oral Roberts and The Summit League with 280 kills averaging 5.09 kills per set, ranking third in the NCAA. She reached double-digit kills in 14-of-15 matches played, including 20 or more six times. The Croatia native tallied a season-high 32 kills in a rivalry matchup against Tulsa, reaching 30-plus kills for the seventh time in her career.
 
Also nominated for the Men's Athlete of the Month: Mike Novotny, soccer, Eastern Illinois; Santiago Riveros, soccer, Oral Roberts; Tommy Vining, golf, South Dakota; Kyle Burdick, cross country, South Dakota State; Drew Whalen, soccer, Western Illinois
 
Also nominated for the Women's Athlete of the Month: Jessie Dancy, soccer, Denver; Emma Rafuse, cross country, Fort Wayne; Mikaela Purnell, volleyball, North Dakota State; Megan Billington, cross country, South Dakota; Alex Krehbiel, golf, Western Illinois
 
2017-18 Athletes of the Month
 
Month                              Male                                            Female
August/September           Elvir Ibisevic, Omaha, soccer           Laura Milos, Oral Roberts, volleyball
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Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.

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