NAIA Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week - No. 1
By Lexi Naegele, Athletic Communications Intern
KANSAS CITY, MO. – Ashley Plumb of St. Ambrose University (Iowa) has been named the NAIA National Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Plumb was selected for her performance from Aug. 27 – Sept. 3 and was selected out of a pool of conference/association of independent institutions award winners.
NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
Ashley Plumb, St. Ambrose (Iowa)
SR, Macomb, IL
- Nationally ranked No. #18
- Broke her school record 5k time by 11 seconds
- Top Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) finisher in the Fighting Saints Twilight Invite out of 12 teams
For the complete runner of the week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Pia Von Keutz, Columbia (Mo.); Daisy Connor, Lyon (Ark.); Rebecca Starrett, Missouri Baptist; Morgan Lindgren, Park (Mo.); Kristen Smith, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Whitneigh Drown, William Woods (Mo.); Sophie Davis, Reinhardt (Ga.); Susie Garza, Oregon Tech; Grace Dwyer, Calumet (Ind.); Laisha Corona, St. Francis (Ill.); Rachel Gerber, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Emily Adams, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Courtney Hallock, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Allison Higgins, Morningside (Iowa); Heidi Hennings, Hastings (Neb.); Ahsia Clayton, Tougaloo (Miss.); Sarah White, Benedictine (Kan.); Andrea Ertz, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Kirari Furumoto, Missouri Valley; Lila Dreves, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Anika Francis, Haskell (Kan.); Sydney Staples, Southwestern (Kan.); Nicole Ballard, Friends (Kan.); Amber Mays, Cumberland (Tenn.); Jacia Christiansen, Dakota State (S.D.); Sabrina Garcia, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Edmalie Cruz Sanchez, Indiana East (Ind.); Brittany Sloan, IU Kokomo (Ind.); Shayna Glover, Oklahoma Panhandle State; Billie Shelton, Mobile (Ala.); Sasha Solano-McDaniel, Loyola (La.); Elle Hamilton, Blue Mountain (Miss.); Kay Vradenburgh, Dalton State (Ga.); Brianna Burrow, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Julia Rohm, Southeastern (Fla.); Mary Goetz, Ave Maria (Fla.); Lauren Tregoning, USC Beaufort (S.C.); Natasha Menifee, Webber International (Fla.); Alison Shapic, Madonna (Mich.); Sheila Samoei, Lourdes (Ohio)
2018-19 Women's Cross Country Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (September 05): Ashley Plumb, St. Ambrose (Iowa)