SHU's Alyssa Selmquist Named NEC Athlete of the Week

FAIRFIELD, CT (September 25, 2012) - Sacred Heart senior Alyssa Selmquist (Northford, CT) was named the Northeast Conference Women's Cross Country Co-Athlete of the Week announced by the league office on Tuesday. 

Selmquist won the individual title at the Fairfield Invitational on Saturday for her first career cross country win. She led the Pioneers to their ninth straight team title at the event and 14th win the last 16 years. She clocked in at 18:27, running a personal best by 27 seconds, and 21 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

Selmquist also was named the Enterprise Rent-A-Car / SHU Student-Athlete of the Week.  She and the rest of the Pioneers are back in action on October 7th when they run in the New England Championship.