ELMHURST, Ill. – IUPUI's Damon Pruett and South Dakota State's Joel Reichow were named Summit League Men's Cross Country Athletes of the Week for their performances from Sept. 29-Oct. 5.
DAMON PRUETT, IUPUI
Jr. // Montgomery, Ind.
- Received first career Summit AOW award after posting fastest league's fastest 8k time this season
- Recorded school-record 8k time of 24:25.8 to place 33rd among 169 competitors at Notre Dame Invite
- Led IUPUI to 13th place finish, ahead of nationally-ranked Arizona State, in 20-team field that included five teams nationally-ranked teams
JOEL REICHOW, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Jr. // White Bear Lake, Minn.
- Garnered third career Summit AOW honor and first this season
- Posted winning 8k time of 25:26.4 at SDSU Classic
- Led SDSU to team victory in four-team field that included three Summit League teams
Previous recipients: Sept. 8 - Mubarik Musa, South Dakota; Sept. 15 – Trent Lusignan, South Dakota State; Sept. 22 – Robert Murphy, IUPUI; Sept. 29 – Brendan Skime, North Dakota State
Also nominated: Bret Unger, Fort Wayne; Elliott Stone, North Dakota State; Jonathan Harper, Oral Roberts; Isaac Allen, South Dakota; Grant Kaiser, Western Illinois
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In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four 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), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), 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. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 75 Academic All-Americans, 65 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. In 2014-15, The Summit League ranked first for NCAA Graduation Success Rate in women's basketball and second in baseball. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit the newly re-designed www.thesummitleague.org website, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.