We split the Women’s Student-Athlete of the Week honor between the Lady Eagles Cross Country and Volleyball squads.
In the NCCAA Women’s DII Cross Country National Championships held in Point Lookout (MO), the squad finished third. Individually, senior Rachel McCoy finished 12th in the final cross country race of her fine career, while freshman Carlee Salyers paced the team in the 5k (3.1 miles) as she broke the tape at the finish line in a time of 20:01. Salyers’ performance helped her to finish in 3rd place out of 51 DII runners and in 16th place out of the 127 total participants. Both are the highest placements in school history.
The women’s volleyball team advanced to the final four of the Mideast Regional Volleyball Tournament where they fell to #4 Johnson University. Led by seniors Lindsey Perkins, Kenzie Slone, Haley Smith, and Samantha Sturgill, the squad finished the year with a school-record 13-10 mark.