UNO’s Garcia Named #SummitXC Women’s Athlete of the Week

UNO’s Garcia Named #SummitXC Women’s Athlete of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – Omaha's Karo Garcia was named Summit League Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for her performance Oct. 20-26. The honor marks the season's final weekly award.

Jr.  // Columbus, Neb.

  • Received her first career Summit League AOW and the third in Omaha history
  • Finished third at Mount Marty Invite with a time of 18:37.16
  • Time was a 1:31 improvement of her previous personal-best

Previous recipients: Sept. 8 – Amber Eichkorn, South Dakota; Sept. 15 – Rachel King, South Dakota State; Sept. 22 – Leah Brooks, IUPUI; Sept 29 – Erin Teschuk, North Dakota State; Oct. 6 – Amber Eichkorn, South Dakota; Oct. 20 – Amber Eichkorn

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 website, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at