NCCAA names OC’s Lewis as its women’s XC student-athlete of week

OC freshman Tara Lewis has been named as the NCCAA’s women’s cross country student-athlete of the week.
OC freshman Tara Lewis has been named as the NCCAA’s women’s cross country student-athlete of the week.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 9, 2012) – Tara Lewis’ performance in the Bison Invitational earned her another award on Tuesday, as the freshman from Edmond was named by the NCCAA as its women’s cross country student-athlete of the week.

Despite being OC’s only entrant in the five-kilometer race on Saturday in Shawnee, Lewis posted career-bests for time (18:42) and overall finish (fifth). It was the second time in her four collegiate meets that Lewis had an individual top-10 finish.

On Monday, the Heartland Conference named her as its runner of the week.

The NCCAA national weekly award was one of three picked up by OC student-athletes on Tuesday. Martin Poboril (men’s tennis) and Anna Arrese Cortadellas (women’s golf) also were honored. Five OC student-athletes have won NCCAA honors a total of six times this fall.

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