SHU's Alyssa Selmquist Named NEC XC Athlete of the Week

FAIRFIELD, CT (October 16, 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 on Tuesday.  Selmquist shares this week's award with Alexis Bivona from Wagner College.

Selmquist placed a 4th out of 219 finishers in a tough field at the Princeton Invitational to lead the Pioneers to a fifth place team finish. Her time of 21:43 beat her old best of 23:33 by 1:50. It also moved her from 14th to first on the Sacred Heart All-Time list for 6000 meters. She surpassed Brittney Lane's school record of 22:17 by 34 seconds.