ELMHURST, Ill. – IUPUI's Robert Murphy was named Summit League Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for his performance during the season-opening weekend through Sept. 5. The honor marks the first weekly award of the season.
ROBERT MURPHY, IUPUI
Sr. // Warsaw, Ind.
- Received his second career Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor
- Finished first at the Butler Opener with a time of 18:22 for his first career win
- Helped IUPUI to a team victory over a field that included Butler, ranked No. 13 in Great Lakes Region
Also nominated: Logan Kitchen, Fort Wayne; Evan Kottsick, North Dakota State; Joshua Lee, Oral Roberts; Eldon Warner, South Dakota; Brendan Sage, South Dakota State; Grant Kaiser, Western Illinois
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Celebrating its 35th season 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 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 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 and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.