Valparaiso placed a league-high 10 student-athletes over five sports on the Horizon League's 2014 Fall Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office.
The Crusaders cross country teams announced the winners of their team awards on Tuesday. Jessica Richardson and David Rutkowski were named MVP's, Liz Bloy and Nathan Gafkjen were awarded Most Improved, and the trio of Eileen Carmignani, Michael Salguero and Adam Bruno were selected as the Coach's Award recipients.
The Crusaders cross country teams concluded their seasons today in Madison, Wis. at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Adam Bruno and David Rutkowski both set the third-best in Valpo history as they crossed the tape in 32:53.
Jessica Richardson and Liz Bloy garnered First-Team All-League honors with third and fifth placed finishes at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Both the men and women finished in sixth place.
Valpo's cross country teams travel to the Horizon League Championships this Saturday in Kenosha, Wis.
Jessica Richardson broke her personal best and second-best Valpo time in a 6K with her 21:12.4 and seventh place finish at the Bradley Pink Classic to pace the Crusaders on Friday.
Jessica Richardson beat her previous personal best by almost a minute as she set the second-fastest Crusader time ever with her sixth place finish at the Notre Dame Invite.
The Crusaders men's and women's cross country teams traveled north of the border this weekend to race in the Western Invitational. The Brown and Gold were paced by seniors Jessica Richardson and David Rutkowski.
The Crusader's cross country teams opened their season Friday night at the Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Farm. Jessica Richardson and Liz Bloy both finished in the top ten for the women.
The Crusader cross country teams open their seasons on Friday with the 26th annual Crusader Open. They will be running against Notre Dame, IUPUI, and Western Michigan's women's team.
Six-meet slate will send the Brown and Gold to Canada after opening weekend at Crusader Open on Sept. 5th; head coach Mike Straubel eyes top three finishes for both men's and women's squads as depth appears poised to emerge.