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

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

ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Emily Donnay was named Summit League Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for her performance Oct. 11-17.

So.  // Kimball, Minn.

  • Received her second career Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor, both coming this season
  • Ran a personal-best and league-best time of 20:59.9 to place fifth at the Bradley Classic
  • Time broke her previous personal-best mark, set at the 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional, by over 58 second
  • Led team to a ninth-place finish out of a 31-team field that included five teams ranked in Midwest Region

Also nominated: Rebecca Sippel, Fort Wayne; Zoey Johnson, IUPUI; Brittany Brownotter, North Dakota State; Julia Noah, South Dakota; Abigail Richter, Western Illinois

Previous Recipients: Sept. 6 – Brittany Brownotter, North Dakota State; Sept. 13 – Rachel King, South Dakota State; Sept. 20 – Brittany Brownotter, North Dakota State; Sept. 27 – Emily Donnay, South Dakota State; Oct. 4 – Erin Wetzstein, South Dakota

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