MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Junior Ceili McCabe of the West Virginia University crosscountry group has been named the NCAA DI Women’s National Athlete of the Week, reported by the United States Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The Vancouver, British Columbia, local drove the Mountaineers with a solid in front of the rest of the competition finish at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, on Oct. 15, in Madison, Wisconsin. Alongside her first profession public honor, McCabe likewise was selected Big 12 Runner of the Week.
The five-foot-four crosscountry sprinter completed the course in a 6K season of 19:57.4. She beat her past season of 21:40.5 from 2019 at a similar occasion.
This is the initial time since somewhere around 2013 that a competitor from West Virginia has been named National Athlete of the Week during the crosscountry season.
Acquiring her second Big 12 honor of the year, McCabe was named the Big 12 Runner of the Week following week five of activity.
McCabe is the fifth Mountaineer in program history to acquire the meeting’s week by week honor. Charlotte Wood was named Big 12 Runner of the Week in 2018, while Amy Cashin (2017), Jillian Forsey (2016) and Sarah Martinelli (2013) likewise got the honor.
McCabe is a 2020 Academic All-Big 12 First Team part and the 2019 Big 12 Women’s Newcomer of the Year. This is her first Big 12 crosscountry week after week grant.
Looking forward, the Mountaineers are off this week. WVU starts its postseason in Stillwater, Oklahoma at the Big 12 Championships, on Friday, Oct. 29, at OSU Cross Country Course. The race is set to start at 11 a.m. ET.
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