|Griewisch Named The SAC Women's Cross Country Runner Of The Week|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Wednesday, 14 September 2011 07:31|
Lenoir-Rhyne's Kate Griewisch has been named the South Atlantic Conference Women's Cross Country Runner Of The Week, league officials announced today. Griewisch, a senior from Banner Elk, N.C., wins the award for the 10th time in her collegiate career.Griewisch ran a course-record 18:13 over 5K to win the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational this past weekend at Southside Park in Newton, N.C., for the second straight year.
Griewisch also helped the Bears finish second out of 10 teams in the race.
Griewisch is a two-time NCAA Division II All-American (2009-10) who also garnered First-Team All-SAC accolades (2008-10) the last three seasons.
Griewisch has also won the past two NCAA Division II Southeast Regional races and led L-R to back-to-back South Atlantic Conference Championships (2008 and 2009).
An outstanding student-athlete as well, Griewisch has been named the South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete Of The Year for 2009 and 2010 and earned 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Second-Team honors for women's cross country and track and field.
Griewisch became the first-ever Lenoir-Rhyne student-athlete ever to win the South Atlantic Conference Presidents' Award in 2010-11 as well.
Mars Hill's Justin Gragg earned league weekly honors on the men's side after placing first at the L-R Invitational with a 26:09 on the 8K course.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams next compete in The Citadel Invitational on Saturday, September 24, in Charleston, S.C., beginning at 9:00 a.m.
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