SDSU’s King Named #SummitXC Women’s Athlete of the Week

SDSU’s King Named #SummitXC Women’s Athlete of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Rachel King received The Summit League Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for her performance Sept. 6-12.

So.  // St. Michael Minn.

  • Garnered her second career Athlete of the Week honor and first of 2016
  • Finished eighth with a time of 22:46.7 (6k) at the Oz Memorial
  • Helped lead team to a third-place finish in a field that included No. 26 Minnesota

Also nominated: Emma Rafuse, Fort Wayne

Previous Recipients: Sept. 6 – Brittany Brownotter, North Dakota State

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